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INDEX OF SUBJECTS 



Note. — Roman numerals refer to the pages of the Supplement. 



Adams, James, notice liii 

Albright genealogy, descendants of John, in 
preparation 81 

American Revolution, letters 1777 284 

Amesbury, Mass., and Salisbury, Mass., his- 
tory, old families, vol. 3, supplement, by 
D. W. Hoyt noticed 242 

Angellotti, Mrs. Frank M. John Devereux of 
Marblehead, Mass., and some of his 
descendants 114 199 293 

Arery, Fairchild, and Park families of Mass., 
Conn., and R. I. noticed 240 

Bachiler, Rev. Stephen, notice 319 

Baker, Capt. Daniel, record of family 94 
John, record of family 94 

Bakers6eld, Vt., epitaphs 150 167 310 

Barnard, Job Genealogical sketch of the 
Andrew Putnam family noticed 82 

Batchelder, Rev. John, note on family 26 

Bates, Mrs. Louise Snow (Prosser), notice 
xlvi 

Bates Bulletin, index, vols. 1-5, second series, 
1912-1917 noticed 241; vol. 3. no. 1, 
series 3 noticed 241 

Baxter, Hon. James Phinney A New England 
Temple of Honor 121; noticed 322 

Belfast, Me., vital records to 1892, edited by 
Alfred Johnson, vol. 1, births noticed 
82; vol. 2, marriages and deaths no- 
ticed 162 

Bell, Dr. Alexander Graham Who shall inherit 
long life? noticed 162 

Bellingham. Mass., history, 1719-1919, by 
G. F. Partridge noticed 82 

Berwick, Me., Second Church records, 1755- 
1857 211 246 

Blackleach genealogy, descendants of Richard, 
in preparation 81 

Bogart, Ernest Ludlow and J. M. Mathews The 
centennial history of Illinois, vol. 5. 
The modern commonwealth, 1893- 
1918 noticed 241 

Boit, Robert Apthorp, notice xlix 

Boston, Mass., Old South church, celebration 
of 250th anniversary, 1919 noticed 
162 

Sunday schools, early, by A. Matthews 
noticed 162 

Third church, see Old South church 

Boatonian Society, proceedings, 1920 noticed 
242 

Bourns genealogy, descendants of Richard, by 
H. S. B. Dykes noticed 161 

Brearley, Harry C. Time telling through the 
ages noticed 242 

Brown, George Tilden John Browne, gentleman, 
of Plymouth (and one branch of de- 
scendants to the 12th generation) 
noticed 161 



Brown cont'd 

Col. John, letters to Gen. Lincoln, Col. John- 
son, and Gen. Warner concerning the 
battles of Ticonderoga and Diamond 
Island, 1777 284 

Brown genealogy, descendants of John of 
Plymouth, by G. T. Brown noticed 161 

Bunker Hill affidavits, Swett Collection, 
query 81 

Burt, Charles Wellington, notice xl 

Carman, Samuel, record of family 79 

Cary genealogy, Virginia branch noticed 82 

Caudebec see Cuddeback 

Cearley notes on family 308 

Chandler, Horace Parker, notice liv 

Chase, John Carroll Report of the Council xiii 

Chase Chronicle, vol. 10, nos, 1, 2, 3, and 4, 
1919 noticed 321 

Chaumbre, Thomas, bond, 1430 267 

Chickering genealogy, by F. C. Torrey noticed 
161 

Church, Nathaniel, notice of family 18 

CLARK and variants 

Clark, Edward G. Westheld and the World 
War noticed 162 

Clark, James, will 1614 70 
James, will 1649 71 

Capt. William Butler Col. John Brown's 
expedition against Ticonderoga and 
Diamond Island, 1777 284 

Clerk, John, will 1481 68 
Clerke, Thomas, will 1618 70 

Clarke, baptisms, marriages, and burials from 

parish registers of Wrotham, co. Kent, 

Eng. 71 
genealogical account of James of East Far- 

leigh, co. Kent, Eng. 130 
genealogical account of John of Forde in the 

parish of Wrotham, co. Kent, Eng. 73 

Cochrane, Alexander, notice li 

Colby genealogy, descendants of Anthony, in 
preparation 240 

Colrain, Mass., vital records 7 

Connecticut, General Assembly, centenary, 
1919, by W. H. Taylor noticed 322 

register and manual, 1920 noticed 241 . 

State Library, Department of War Records, 
notice 80 

Coolidge, Henry Dingley and J. W. Kimball 
Manual for the use of the General 
Court for 1920 noticed 322 

Cropley, Mrs. Sarah Delina (Lyle), notice 
xlvii 

Cuddeback, Dr. William Louis Caudebec in' 
America. A record of the descendants 
of Jacques Caudebec, 1700 to 1920 
noticed 241 



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INDEX OF SUBJECTS 



Note. — Roman numerals refer to the pages of the Supplement. 



Adams, James, notice liii 

Albright genealogy, descendants of John, in 
preparation 81 

American Revolution, letters 1777 284 

Amesbury, Mass., and Salisbury, Mass., his- 
tory, old families, vol. 3, supplement, by 
D. W. Hoyt noticed 242 

Angellotti, Mrs. Frank M. John Devereux of 
Marblebead, Mass., and some of his 
descendants 114 199 293 

Ayery, Fairchild, and Park families of Mass., 
Conn., and R. I. noticed 240 

Bachiler, Rev. Stephen, notice 319 

Baker, Capt. Daniel, record of family 94 
John, record of family 94 

Bakers6eld, Vt., epitaphs 150 167 310 

Barnard, Job Genealogical sketch of the 
Andrew Putnam family noticed 82 

Batchelder, Rev. John, note on family 26 

Bates, Mrs. Louise Snow (Prosser), notice 
xlvi 

Bates Bulletin, index, vols. 1-5, second series, 
1912-1917 noticed 241; vol. 3. no. 1, 
series 3 noticed 241 

Baxter, Hon. James Phinney A New England 
Temple of Honor 121; noticed 322 

Belfast, Me., vital records to 1892, edited by 
Alfred Johnson, vol. 1, births noticed 
82; vol. 2, marriages and deaths no- 
ticed 162 

Bell, Dr. Alexander Graham Who shall inherit 
long life? noticed 162 

Bellingham, Mass., history, 1719-1919, by 
G. F. Partridge noticed 82 

Berwick, Me., Second Church records, 1755- 
1857 211 246 

Blackleach genealogy, descendants of Richard, 
in preparation 81 

Bogart, Ernest Ludlow and /. M. Mathews The 
centennial history of Illinois, vol. 5. 
The modern commonwealth, 1893- 
1918 noticed 241 

Boit, Robert Apthorp, notice xlix 

Boston, Mass., Old South church, celebration 
of 250th anniversary, 1919 noticed 
162 

Sunday schools, early, by A. Matthews 
noticed 162 

Third church, see Old South church 

Bostonian Society, proceedings, 1920 noticed 
242 

Bourne genealogy, descendants of Richard, by 
H. S. B. Dykes noticed 161 

Brearley, Harry C. Time telling through the 
ages noticed 242 

Brown, George Tilden John Browne, gentleman, 
of Plymouth (and one branch of de- 
scendants to the 12th generation) 
noticed 161 



Brown cont'd 

Col. John, letters to Gen. Lincoln, Col. John- 
son, and Gen. Warner concerning the 
battles of Ticonderoga and Diamond 
Island. 1777 284 

Brown genealogy, descendants of John of 
Plymouth, by G. T. Brown noticed 161 

Bunker Hill affidavits, Swett Collection, 
query 81 

Burt, Charles Wellington, notice xl 

Carman, Samuel, record of family 79 

Cary genealogy, Virginia branch noticed 82 

Caudebec see Cuddeback 

Cearley notes on family 308 

Chandler, Horace Parker, notice liv 

Chase, John Carroll Report of the Council xiii 

Chase Chronicle, vol. 10, nos, 1, 2, 3, and 4, 
1919 noticed 321 

Chaumbre, Thomas, bond, 1430 267 

Chickering genealogy, by F. C. Torrey noticed 
161 

Church, Nathaniel, notice of family 18 
CLARK and variants 

Clark, Edward G. Westfield and the World 
War noticed 162 

Clark, James, will 1614 70 
James, will 1649 71 
Capt. William Butler Col. John Brown's 

expedition against Ticonderoga and 

Diamond Island, 1777 284 

Clerk, John, will 1481 68 
Clerke, Thomas, will 1618 70 

Clarke, baptisms, marriages, and burials from 

parish registers of Wrotham, co. Kent, 

Eng. 71 
genealogical account of James of East Far- 

leigh, co. Kent, Eng. 130 
genealogical account of John of Forde in the 

parish of Wrotham, co. Kent, Eng. 73 

Cochrane, Alexander, notice li 

Colby genealogy, descendants of Anthony, in 
preparation 240 

Colrain, Mass., vital records 7 

Connecticut, General Assembly, centenary, 
1919, by W. H. Taylor noticed 322 
register and manual, 1920 noticed 241 . 
State Library, Department of War Records, 
notice 80 

Coolidge, Henry Dingley and J. W. Kimball 
Manual for the use of the General 
Court for 1920 noticed 322 

Cropley, Mrs. Sarah Delina (Lyle), notice 
xlvii 

Cuddeback, Dr. William Louis Caudebec in 
America. A record of the descendants 
of Jacques Caudebec, 1700 to 1920 
noticed 24 1 



Index of Subjects 



Cuddeback family, descendants of Jaoques, 
by W. L. Cuddeback noticed 241 

Cumner, Harry Wadley, notice xxxix 

Cunningham, Henry Winchester Henry Ernest 
Woods, A. M. 3 

Curxon genealogy, by J. H. Pleasants noticed 
82 

Denio, Herbert Williams Inscriptions in the 
town cemetery at the village of Bakers- 
field, Vt. 160 167 310 

Devereux, John, will 1695 115 

Devereux genealogy, descendants of John 
114 199 293 

Diamond Island, N. Y., see George, Lake, 
N. Y., Diamond Island 

Dickinson, Rev. Austin and Rev. Baxter, 
biography, by A. B. Keep noticed 241 

Dunning, John Frederic, notice 108 

Dunning genealogy, descendants of Andrew 
of Maine 97 

Dykes, Hannah S. B. Bourne genealogy, de- 
scendants of Richard noticed 161 

England, genealogical "research in 68 130 
231 267 

Eno, Joel Nelson Connecticut cemetery in- 
scriptions 53 108 

Erskine genealogy, descendants of Alexander of 

Bristol. Me. 16 87 
descendants of Ninon of Bristol, Me. 93 
family of Bristol, Me., by F. E. Woodward 

noticed 321 

Estabrook, Arthur Frederick, notice lix 

Evans, George Hill The seven against the 
wilderness. A brief account of the 
settlement of Woburn, Mass., and of its 
founder, Capt. Edward Johnson noticed 
322 

Exeter, R. I., epitaphs 13 

Fair child, Avery, and Park families of Mass., 
Conn., and R. I. noticed 240 

Fales, De Coursey The Fales family of Bristol. 
R. I., ancestry of Haliburton Fales of 
New York noticed 82 

Fales genealogy, by D. Fales noticed 82 

Fiske, Andrew Report of the Committee to 
assist the Historian xvi 

Folsom Family Association, eighth annual re- 
union, 1919 noticed 321 

Fox Family News, vol. 7, 1919 noticed 321 

Freeman, Mrs. Caroline Sumner (Case), 
notice lxx 

Freer, Charles Lang, notice lxv 

Freestone genealogical notice of family of 
Richard 141 

Fuller, William Hyslop Genealogy of some 
descendants of Thomas Fuller of 
Woburn noticed 161 

Fuller genealogy, descendants of Thomas of 
Woburn, Mass., by W. H. Fuller 
noticed 161 

Gall, Henry R. and W. G. Jordan One hundred 
years of fire insurance, being a history of 
the Aetna Insurance Co., Hartford, 
Conn., 1819-1919 noticed 242 

Gefford see Gifford 

George, Lake, N. Y., Diamond Island, battle 
1777, letters concerning 284 

Gibbs, Robert, note 158 

GD7FORD and variants 



Gifford, Francis, will 1625 277 
John, will 1572' 272 
Margaret, ancestry, English, inquisitions 

and records concerning 231 
Nicholas, grant 1546 268 

Geffobd, Nicholas, will 1546 270 
Thomas, will 1511 268 

GiFrARD, Amy, will 1618 275 

Sir George, will 1562 271 

Jane, will 1632 277 

Thomas, release 1431 268 
Giffahdh, Roger, will 1591 274 

Thomas, will 1551 270 

Giffobdb, Lady Philippa, will 1593 274 

Gyffahd, Thomas, suit against John and Isabel 
Stokes, for recovery of manor of Heliden, 
1415 267 

Gtfford, Agnes, will 1584 272 

Gtfforde, John, will 1547 269 
Roger, will 1544 269 

Gilman family, history in letters and docu- 
ments, 1667-1837, edited by Mrs. Charles 
P. Noyes, 2 vols, noticed 241 

Goodspeed, Charles Eliot Report of the Com- 
mittee on Sale of Publications xv 

Gould, George Lambert Report of the Commit- 
tee on Finance xiv 
Report of the Treasurer xxxii 
William Edward, notice liii 

Green, Dr. Samuel Abbott, memoir with por- 
trait and autograph 243 

Greenlaw, William Prescott Report of the 
Librarian xx 
Report of the Special Committee on En- 
dowment and Members xix 

Gyffard see Gifford 

Gyfford see Gifford 

Gyfforde see Gifford 

Haile, Mrs. Amelia L. (Chapln), notice briv 

Hampden, note on family 137 

Harris, Edward Doubleday, notice xlviii 

Hartford, Conn., Aetna Insurance Company, 
history, 1819-1919, by H. R. Gall and 
W. G. Jordan noticed 242 
Asylum Hill Congregational Church, man- 
ual, 1865-1920 noticed 322 

Harvard University, Class of 1863, memoirs, 
1918-1920 noticed 322 
Class of 1894, 25th anniversary report 
noticed 82; supplementary report no- 
ticed 322 

Henniker, N. H., Congregational church, 
celebration of 150th anniversary 1919 
noticed 242 

Heraldry, coats of arms, recording of 80 159 
240 321 

Hewins, Miss Clara Carroll Letters from 
James and Joanna Sampson in England, 
1711, 1730/1 146 

Hicks, Rev. Lewis Wilder Memoirs of the 
New England Historic Genealogioal 
Society xxxix 
Report of the Historian xxxvi 
Hon. William Paine Sheffield, A. M. 83 

Higginson, Maj. Henry Lee, memoir with 
portrait and autograph 163 

Hills, Mrs. Josephine (Drew), notice xli 

Hilton, Mrs. Marietta Frances {Stacy) Records 
of the Second Church of Berwiok, Me., 
1755-1857 211 246 

Holman, Mrs. Mary Lowering The mother of 
Rev. John Wheelwright 51 
The Scott genealogy noticed 322 



Index of Subjects 



Holme, John G. The life of Leonard Wood 
noticed 162 

Holmes, Clayton Wood, notice lviii 

Hopkins-Munsey genealogy, ancestry of 
Andrew C. Munsey and Mary J. Merritt 
Hopkins, parents of Frank A. Munsey, 
by D. O. S. Lowell noticed 161 

Howes, Mrs. Florence Reynolds Conant Re- 
port of the Committee on Increase of 
Membership xv 

•Hoyt, David Webster Additions and corrections 
for the old families of Salisbury and 
Amesbury, Mass., supplemental to 
those ending on page 1037, vol. 3 
noticed 242 

Huff master, James T. Poetic productions of 
my old age noticed 241 

Huffmaster genealogy, in Poetic productions 
of my old age, by J. T. Huffmaster 
noticed 241 

Hunt, Ensign George Allen, notice xliv 

Hurd genealogy, descendants of Daniel, in 
preparation 81 

Illinois, history, 1893-1918. by E. L. Bogart 
and J. M. Mathews noticed 241 

Ingersoll genealogy, descendants of Jonathan, 
in preparation 81 

Ingerson see Ingersoll 

Jenkins, Newell Sill, notice Irvi 

Johnson, Sir John, letter from Col. John Brown, 
1777 285 

Jones, Richard, note on family 22 

Jordan, William George and H. R. Gall One 
hundred years of fire insurance; being 
a history of the Aetna Insurance Co., 
Hartford, Conn., 1819-1919 noticed 
242 

Justice, Alfred Rudxdph Genealogical re- 
search in England 68 130 
i 

Keep, Austin Baxter Centennial biographies. 
Two Amherst Dickinsons. Rev. Austin 
Dickinson, A. M., Rev. Baxter Dickin- 
son, D. D. noticed 241 

Kidder fund, report of trustees for 1919 xxxi 

Kimball, James W. and H. D. Coolidge Man- 
ual for the use of the General Court, 
for 1920 noticed 322 

Kittredge, Alfred Beard, memoir noticed 162. 

Knapp, George Brown, notice lxxi 

Knowles genealogy, descendants of Henry, in 
preparation 321 

Lawrence, Alvarus, record of family 238 

Lebanon, Conn., epitaphs 53 108 

Lemon, Edward Rivers, notice lxxi 

Lennox, note on family 93 

Lincoln, Maj. Gen. Benjamin, letters from John 
Brown concerning battles of Ticonderoga 
and Diamond Island, 1777 284 

Longevity, who shall inherit long life, treatise, 
by A. G. Bell noticed 162 

Lothrop, Thornton Kirkland, Jr. Maj. Henry 
Lee Higginson, A.M., LL.D. 163 

Lowell, Daniel Ozro Smith A Munsey-Hop- 
kins genealogy, being the ancestry of 
A. C. Munsey and M. J. M. Hopkins 
noticed 161 

McMullen, Frederic Bogart Twenty-five year 
record, Class of Ninety Three, Sheffield 
Scientific School noticed 322 



McNear, -Capt. John, notice of family 93 

McNear, family notes 21 

Maister, John, will 1559 279 

Manley, Henry, notice lxviii 

Manley genealogy, descendants of Capt. 
William, in preparation 82 

Mason, Mary, letter from her sister, Joanna 
Sampson, 1711 148 

Noah, letter from James and Joanna Samp- 
son, 1731 149 

Noah and Mary, letter from James Sampson, 
1711 147 

Massachusetts Bay, Province of, acts and re- 
, solves, vol. 20, being vol. 15 of the 
appendix noticed 82- 

Massachusetts, Court, General, acts, general, 

1919 noticed 241 

acts and resolves, special, 1919 noticed 242 

manual for the use of, 1920, by H. D. 

Coolidge and J. W. Kimball noticed 322 

House of Representatives, journals, 1715- 

1717 noticed 162 
record commissioner, report, 1919, by F. 

S. Perkins, noticed 242 
trees, historic, by J. R. Simmons noticed 
162 
Mathews, John Mabry and E. L. Bogart 
The centennial history of Illinois, vol. 5. 
The modern commonwealth, 1893- 

1918 noticed 241 

Matthews, Albert Early Sunday schools in 
Boston noticed 162 

Means, Rev. Frederick Howard, notice lxiv 

Merriam, John Mc Kinstry Report of the Com- 
mittee on Papers and Essays xviii 

Mississippi Historical Society, publications, 
centenary series, vol. 3 noticed 242 

Moriarty, George Andrews, Jr. Genealogical 
research in England 231 267 
Report of the Committee on English Re- 
search xvi 
Report of the Corresponding Secretary 

xxi 
Hon. Samuel Abbott Green, A.M., M.D., 
LL.D. 243 

Munsey-Hopkins genealogy, ancestry of 
Andrew C. Munsey and Mary J. Merritt 
Hopkins, parents of Frank A. Munsey, 
by D. O. S. Lowell noticed 161 

Nanseglos, Robert, will 1465 279 
William, will 1477 279 

The National Order of the Knights of the 
Golden Horseshoe, officers, members, 
constitution, charter, etc. noticed 162 

Nelson, Daniel, note on family 158 

Nelson genealogy, descendants of Thomas, in 
preparation 321 

New England, Temple of Honor, address be- 
fore N. E. Hist. Gen. Society, Mar. 18, 
1920. by J. P. Baxter 121; noticed 322 
turnpikes, history, by F. J. Wood noticed 
242 

New England Historic Genealogical Society, 
address, Mar. 18, 1920, by J. P. Baxter 

121 . . 

Celebration of 75th anniversary of its in- 
corporation 1920, notice 159 

Charter and enabling acts lxxiv 

Committee on English Research, report for 

1919 xvi 

Committee on Epitaphs, report for 1919 

xviii 
Committee on Finance, report for 1919 xiv 
Committee on Heraldry, report for 1919 

xvii 
Committee on Increase of Membership, 

report for 1919 xv 



Index of Subjects 



New England, etc. cont'd 

Committee on the Library, report for 1919 

xvii 
Committee on Papers and Essays, report for 

1919 xviii 
Committee on Publications, report for 1919 

xvi 
Committee on Sale of Publications, report for 

1919 xv 
Committee on Ways and Means, report for 

1919 xv 
Committee to assist the Historian, report 

for 1919 xvi 
Corresponding Secretary, report for 1919 

xxi 
Council, report for 1919 xiii 
Historian, report for 1919 xxxvi 
Librarian, report for 1919 xx 
Memoirs, 1917, 1918, and 1919 xxxix 
Officers and committees for 1920 v 
Pilgrim tercentenary members 76 155 

237 xxi xxvi 
Proceedings, 1919 76; 1920 155 237 ix 
Special Committee on Endowment and Mem- 
bers, report for 1919 xix 
Treasurer, report for 1919 xxxii 

Newhall, Charles Lyman, notice lx 

Newport Historical Society, bulletins, nos. 
27, 28, 29, and 30 noticed 242 

Norris, Dr. Albert Lane, notice lxi 
Charles Sewall, notice li 

North Kingstown, R. I., epitaphs 13 

Osgood genealogy, descendants of Isaac Smith 
306 

Park, Avery, and Fairchild families of Mass., 

Conn., and R. I. noticed 240 
Parker, Rev. Henry Ainsworth, notice xlv 

Parmenter, James Parker Report of the Com- 
mittee on Publications xvi 

Partridge, George Fairbanks History of the town 
of Bellingham, Mass., 1719-1919 no- 
ticed 82 

Percival, Daniel, record of family of Campton, 
N. H. 239 

Perkins, Frank S. Thirty-second report of the 
commissioner of public records for the 
year 1919 noticed 242 

Pinchon, note on family 140 

Pleasants, Dr. Jacob Hall The Curzon family 
of New York and Baltimore and their 
English descent noticed 82 

Polk, genealogical- notice 308 

Putnam genealogy, descendants of Andrew, by 
J. Barnard noticed 82 

Raithbeck, genealogical notice of families of 
Thomas and William 143 

Randall, Mrs. Mary Stickney Report of the 
Committee on the Library xvii 

Reynolds meeting of family, 1919 noticed 
161 

Rhoades, Nelson Osgood Foreign ancestry 
number, September, 1919. Vol. 1, 
no. 2. The Rhodes Family in America 
noticed 161 

June, 1919. Vol. 1, no. 1. The Rhodes 
Family in America noticed 161 

Progress number, February, 1920. Vol. 1, 
no. 3. The Rhodes Family in America 
noticed 322 

Rhodes Family in America, by N. O. Rhoades. 
vol. 1, nos. 1 and 2 noticed 161; vol. 1 
no. 3 noticed 322 

Rice, Franklin Pierce, notice xli 



Richardson, Edward Adams, notice xlii 
William Streeter Report of the Committee on 
Ways and Means xv 

Salisbury genealogy, in Salisburian, vol. 1, 
no. 5 noticed 162 

Salisbury, Mass., and Amesbury, Mass., his- 
tory, old families, vol. 3, supplement, by 
D. W. Hoyt noticed 242 

Sampson, James, letter to Noah and Mary 

Mason, 1711 147 
James and Joanna, letter to Noah Mason, 

1731 149 
Joanna, letter to her sister, Mary Mason, 

1711 148 

Samson, family items 238 

Sargent, William, ancestry, English, through 
his grandmother, Margaret Gifford 231 
William Story, notice lxvii 

Sargent baptisms, marriages, and burials from 
English parish registers, 1559-1700 
281 

SAXBY and variants 

Saxby, Sir Edward, notice 130 

Saxilbt. Edward, will 1562 68 
Elizabeth, will 1564 69 

Scott genealogy, by M. L. Holman noticed 322 

Sewall, notes on family 203 

Shedd meeting of family, register, vol. 8, 
eighth annual meeting, 1919 noticed 
162 

Sheffield, Hon. William Paine, memoir with 
portrait and autograph 83 

Shepard, Charles The Wildes family of Bur- 
lington Co., N. J. noticed 241 

Sherman, Thomas Townsend Sherman geneal- 
ogy, including families of Essex, Suffolk, 
and Norfolk, Eng., some descendants 
of the immigrants Capt. John Sher- 
man, Rev. John Sherman, Edmund 
Sherman, and Samuel Sherman, and the 
descendants of Hon. Roger Sherman 
and Hon. Charles R. Sherman noticed 241 

Sherman genealogy, by T. T. Sherman no- 
ticed 241 

Simmons, James Raymond The historic trees 
of Massachusetts noticed 162 

Skinner, Joseph John, notice lxix 

Smith genealogy, descendants of Justus, born 
in 1778, died at Sandisfield, Mass., in 
preparation 82 

Society of the Sons of the American Revolu- 
tion, Massachusetts, roll of membership, 
with ancestral records noticed 242 

Society of Sons of the Revolution, California, 
roster, 1920 noticed 162 

Somersworth, N. H., records in diary of Joseph 
Tate 34 124 179 

Sons of the American Revolution see Society of 
Sons of the American Revolution 

Sons of the Revolution see Society of Sons of 

the Revolution 
Stackpole, Rev. Dr. Everett Schermerhorn 

The Dunnings of Maine 97 
Standish, Dr. Myles Report of the Committee 

on Epitaphs xviii 
Stark, James Henry, notice lxii 
Stevens, Francis Herbert, notice liv 
Stiles, Chester D. A history of the town of 

Westfield noticed 82 

Stokes, John and Isabel, suit by Thomas 
Gyffard for recovery of manor of Heli- 
den, 1415 267 

Stone, Daniel Clifford, notice lv 



Index of Subjects 



Stover genealogy, descendants of Jeremiah 

301 
Swett Collection of Bunker Hill affidavits, 

query 81 
Swift, Rear Admiral William, notice lvii 

Tasker, William Orin, notice I 
Tate, Joseph, diary 34 124 179 
Taylor, WHLiam Harrison State of Connecticut. 
The 100th anniversary of the first meet- 
ing of the General Assembly noticed 
322 
Ticonderoga, N. Y., battle 1777, accounts by 
Col. Brown and Gen. Lincoln 284 

Time telling, history, by H. C. Brearley 
noticed 242 

Torrey, Frederic C. One branch of the Chick- 
ering family and the complete ancestry 
of Mary Checkering Nichols noticed 161 

Trees, historic, of Massachusetts, by J. R. 

Simmons noticed 162 
Turnpikes, history, by F. J. Wood noticed 

242 

Union College, Class of 1868, 50th anniversary 
report noticed 162 

Vaughan, Rev. William, notice 133 
Vermont Historical Society, proceedings, 
1917-1918 noticed 322 

Warner, Gen. Seth, letter from Col. John 

Brown, 1777 287 
Waters, Rev. Thomas Franklin, notice lxx 

Western Reserve Historical Society, collec- 
tions, publication, no. 101, 1920 noticed 
242 

Westfall, Lieut. John Henry, notice xliii 



Weatfield, Mass., history, by E. G. Clark 
noticed 162 
history, by C. D. Stiles noticed 82 

Weston, Sir Jerome, will 1604 69 
Richard, coat of arms, note 136 
Richard, will 1572 69 

Robert Dickson Report of the Committee 
on Heraldry xvii 

Weston genealogy, descendants of William 
134 

Wheelwright, Rev. John, mother of 51 

Wilcox, Ethan, notice xliv' 

Wildes genealogy, by C. Shepard noticed 241 

Willard, Ashton Rollins, notice xl 

Wing genealogy, in The Owl, vol. 20, nos. 1-4 
noticed 241 

Woburn, Mass., history, by G. H. Evans 
noticed 322 

Wood, Frederic James The turnpikes of New 
England and evolution of the same 
through England, Virginia and Mary- 
land noticed 242 
Gen. Leonard, life, by J. G. Holme noticed 
162 

Woodman, Mrs. Jennie Stetson (Barrell), 
notice lix 

Woods, Henry Ernest, memoir with portrait 
and autograph 3 

Woodward, Frank Ernest The Erskine family 
of Bristol, Me. 16 87; noticed 321 

Wright genealogy, descendants of Richard, 
in preparation 240 

Yale College, Sheffield Scientific School, Class 
of 1893, twenty-five year record, by 
F. B. McMullen noticed 322 

Young genealogy, descendants of William, in 
preparation 240 




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THE 

NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



JANUARY, 1920 



HENRY ERNEST WOODS, A.M. 
By Henry Winchester Cunningham, A. B., of Milton, Mass. 

Henry Ernest Woods, so long an active member of this Society 
and for so many years a worker in the field of New England history 
and genealogy, died suddenly of heart trouble at the Hotel Weldon 
at Greenfield, Mass., 11 October 1919, while on the performance of 
his duties as State Commissioner of Public Records. 

The son of Henry Thayer and Ellen (Thayer) Woods, he was born 
in Boston, at the home of his grandfather, Elijah Thayer, 181 Salem 
Street, 5 June 1857,* and was descended through both his father 
and mother from a long line of New England ancestors. His father, 
a wholesale dry-goods merchant of Boston, had come from the 
town of Groton, Mass., where he was born in 1830, and descended 
from the well-known Woods family of that town through Henry 6 
(1802-1841) and his wife Hannah Maria Thayer of Hollis, N. H., 
Col. Samson 5 (1760-1826), a Revolutionary soldier of Pepperell 
and Groton, and his wife Alice Tarbell, Brig. Gen. Henry 4 (1733- 
1804) of Groton and Pepperell, an officer in the French and Indian 
Wars, the Revolution, and during Shays's Rebellion, and a general 
in the militia, and his wife Deborah Parker, Isaac 3 (1700-1775) of 
Groton and his wife Abigail Stevens, Nathaniel 2 (1668-1738) of 

Groton and his first wife Eleanor , and Samuel, 1 the earliest 

ancestor in America, who was born about 1636 and moved with his 
wife Alice Rushton to Groton in 1662, where he was an original 
proprietor. Mr. Woods's mother was of the well-known Thayer 
family, descending from the emigrant Thomas Thayer or Tayer, 
who was at Braintree, Mass., before 1639. 

Harry Woods, as he was familiarly known to all his friends, grew 
up in Boston, and was a student at Chauncy Hall School from 1865 
to 1875, going to the School when it was still located in Chauncy 
Street, and fitting for Harvard, where he would probably have been 
a member of the Class of 1881; but at the time he was not in robust 
health, and trouble with his eyes obliged him to give up all idea of 
going to college. For a brief time he took a position in a wholesale 
boot and shoe house, starting at the bottom and expecting to make 

•At first he was named Henry Elijah Woods, but the middle name was changed to Ernest in. 
1882. 

VOL. LXXIV. 1 



4 Henry Ernest Woods [Jan. 

business his life work; but in a few months his health obliged him to 
stop work, and he crossed the Atlantic and spent a long time journey- 
ing through England, Scotland, and other parts of Europe. On his 
return home he began again in the same business in January 1877, 
and remained in it for several years. 

Previous to his European trip he had, in the winter of 1871-2, 
made a voyage to Cuba, and from there across the Gulf to New 
Orleans, thence to Florida, and up the Atlantic coast. In fact, as 
he wrote in 1880, he had for the previous ten years scarcely for a 
year missed a journey in some direction, even if it was only a vaca- 
tion trip, and for several years at this period he passed a part of each 
summer at Kennebunkport, Me., and took an active part in the 
summer life there, serving for a long time as honorary secretary of 
the little casino. 

These trips during his early life, most of them taken for the benefit 
of his health, interfered with the continuous progress of his school 
life. But he had many inborn talents and a natural inclination 
towards an artistic and literary life, and he gradually turned his 
attention to this work, at first as an amateur; then, as his interest 
and his ability developed, he became, perhaps before he fully realized 
it, for he was ever modest as to his accomplishments, so well equipped 
that there were few in his lines so well fitted to pursue the work as 
a profession. 

To those who knew him only in his late years, when he was busy 
with New England records, it may be a surprise to know how clever 
he was with his pencil, and that for several years he was a more or 
less regular contributor to Life; and this artistic touch continued in 
his neat and characteristic handwriting and in the clear and attrac- 
tive way in which he made a genealogical chart, and, quite likely, 
it influenced him in his study of heraldry. 

He joined this Society 5 May 1880, then in his twenty-third year, 
becoming a life member in 1902; and he soon began to take an active 
interest in its work, contributing to the Register in 1883 an article 
on the English ancestry of the Thayers, his mother's family, at 
Thornbury in Gloucestershire, and a few years later a review of an 
English genealogical book.* 

In 1888 he became a member of the Committee on Heraldry, and 
continued as such till 1910, serving many years as its chairman; 
and, in the annual report which he made in December 1898 and 
which was adopted by the Society at the following annual meeting, 
he took a strong position on the proper and improper use of coat 
armor by Americans, a position that received much commendation 
at home and abroad. From a long study he became well-versed in 
heraldry, probably as much so as anyone in the community, and 
was often consulted and gave freely of his advice to those in search 
of the true interpretation of a coat of arms. He had little patience 
with professionals who were too ready to make up arms for anyone, 

*He was also the author of Some Descendants of Digory Sargent of Boston and Worcester, 
Mass., a brief genealogy which appeared in the Register of October 1904 and was afterwards 
reprinted, of The Woods Family of Groton, Mass., published in the Register in 1910 and re- 
printed, and of several other short productions; but most of his literary work was editorial or 
consisted of reports, many of which are long and valuable. 



1920] Henry Ernest Woods 5 

or with those who insisted on using spurious arms. It did not 
seem to him honest, and anything dishonest was repugnant to 
his nature. In the Register for April 1895 he made a communica- 
tion on the arms of Anne Radcliffe, Lady Moulson, and was con- 
sulted by the authorities of Radcliffe College about these arms and 
as to a proper seal for the College. 

In addition to his work for the Society on heraldry, he soon became 
a member of the Committee on the Library, and in the early nineties, 
when the writer first began to take an interest in the Society, where 
he made Mr. Woods's acquaintance, he was serving as secretary of 
that Committee and was active and alert in adding valuable books 
to the -Library. His knowledge of English parish registers was 
extensive, and it was largely through his advice that the Society 
began the systematic collection of this important addition to its 
library. 

For fifteen or twenty years he had been a constant visitor at the 
Library and a delver in the records of New England families, and 
had made brief genealogies for himself and given help to all his 
friends who were searching in these fields unusual to them, so that 
in the winter of 1901, when the late John Ward Dean became ill and 
unable to continue his work as Editor of the Register, Mr. Woods 
was asked to edit the April, July, and October numbers; and after 
that he was chosen Editor and continued till 1907, when he was 
called to other duties. 

President Baxter in his address at the annual meeting of the 
Society in 1902, in speaking of the great loss the Society had suffered 
in the death of Mr. Dean, said that they were fortunate in having 
tried men in their service, and, continuing, said: "One of these, I 
think, you will not object to have me particularly mention, and that 
is the present Editor of the Register, Mr. Woods. His services 
have been so valuable that I cannot refrain from congratulating you 
for having secured them." And in his annual address the following 
year Mr. Baxter again called attention to Mr. Woods's work, saying: 
"I think you will all agree with me that under the able editorship 
of Mr. Woods it [the Register] has grown better than ever." The 
late Caleb B. Tillinghast, for many years our Vice-President and 
Chairman of the Committee on Publications, had been thrown with 
many public men and was a keen judge of human nature, and at first 
he had some little doubt whether Mr. Woods would care to take 
up regular professional duties; but he soon found that he was not 
only accurate and skilful but conscientious and regular in the dis- 
charge of his duties, and the two men became the warmest of personal 
friends, often making little summer trips together. 

In 1901 an active movement was made, mainly through the 
initiative of Edmund D. Barbour, in which he was strongly backed 
by Mr. Greenlaw and Mr. Woods, to have the State assist in the 
preservation of the vital records of the cities and towns of Massa- 
chusetts, by encouraging the printing each year of a fixed amount of 
such records in book form. This movement resulted in the Vital 
Records Act of June 1902, and Mr. Woods at once began the work 
for this Society, publishing during the first year the records of six 



6 Henry Ernest Woods [Jan. 

small towns. In all he edited thirty-two volumes of these Vital 
Records. 

In 1907 Robert T. Swan, the first Commissioner of Public Records 
for Massachusetts, died, and Mr. Woods was appointed to succeed 
him, receiving the appointment from his old schoolmate and lifelong 
friend, Curtis Guild, who was then Governor. This new position 
necessitated the withdrawal of Mr. Woods from active work for this 
Society, though he still served on committees and for three years 
(1908-1910) as a member of the Council,* and again the President 
voiced in his annual address what must have been the feeling of all, 
saying: "The retirement of Mr. Woods from the editorship of publi- 
cations requires more than a passing notice. Since his connection 
with that department, Mr. Woods has not only rendered the most 
devoted service to the interests of the Society, but has shown himself 
to be possessed of editorial ability of a high character. In his 
association with the members of this Society and its officers, his 
unvarying courtesy and exuberant good will have endeared him to 
us all, and his vacant chair will remind us of a personal loss." 

Mr. Woods's work as Commissioner took him to all parts of the 
State for a personal examination of the condition and methods of 
preservation of the town records, and it was while on one of these 
trips that he died. When he made these trips in summer his friends 
Grenville H. Norcross and Francis Apthorp Foster and some- 
times others often went with him; and they delight in telling of the 
tact with which he handled his business, for the average town clerk 
is not apt to look with pleasure upon the advent of a State official 
who may criticize his work or oblige him to do it in some new way; 
but most of them melted under the hearty and smiling good nature 
with which Mr. Woods approached them, and it was seldom that he 
had to invoke his legal powers to accomplish his ends, though he did 
not hesitate to do this when necessary. He did a good work in 
encouraging the care and preservation of historic records, for his 
training had taught him their value, and he well knew how easily 
they might become lost or damaged in careless hands. 

His achievements were recognized by election to membership in 
the American Antiquarian Society in 1907 and in the Massachusetts 
Historical Society in 1908, and he was one of the founders of The 
Colonial Society of Massachusetts in 1892. He was made an honor- 
ary member of the Harvard Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1901 and 
of many historical organizations at various times, and Bowdoin 
College gave him the honorary degree of Master of Arts in 1903. 

He was never married, and for many years made his home with 
his mother, to whom he was devoted through her years of acute 
suffering from rheumatic gout, and he did much also for the care of 
an invalid brother; but during recent years he had rooms on New- 
bury Street in Boston and really made his home at the near-by St. 
Botolph Club, where he enjoyed the companionship of friends with 
kindred tastes in art and literature. 

•Mr. Woods was one of the donors to the fund raised for the erection of the new building of 
the Society at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston, and he was a member of the Special Executive, 
Finance, and Building Committee in 1911 and 1912. He was also a member of the Com- 
mittee on Consolidated Index during the years 1910, 1911, and 1912. 



1920] Early Vital Records of Colrain, Mass. 7 

He had a large acquaintance, and knew much about the origin 
and careers of most Boston people, even though he was not personally 
acquainted with them. And he had a few warm, personal friends, 
perhaps quite as many as the average man. These intimates always 
remained his intimates, for they knew his sterling worth and his 
steadfast friendship, and they had penetrated through an outside 
manner perhaps due to shyness and knew what a loyal friend and 
genial companion he could be. It was always a pleasure to meet 
him, even for a passing word upon the street, and see his face light up 
with a cheery smile. Those who were but mere acquaintances have 
never really known Harry Woods. 

He has accomplished much in his career, although he had his full 
share of cares and sorrows and must have had many lonely moments, 
but he has left a happy memory with his friends. 

F rater, Ave atque Vale. 



EARLY VITAL RECORDS OF COLRAIN, MASS. 

From a manuscript in the possession of the New England Historic 

Oenealogical Society 

[Concluded from vol. 73, page 260] 

[Children of] Oren and Keziah Smith. 

Eunice, born May 6, 1779. 



Molly, 

Walter B. 

Othniel, 

Jenney, 

Susanna, 

Beriah, 

David, 



Sept. 7, 1781. 
Dec. 31, 1783. 



Feb. 
Feb 



. 7, 1793. Twms ' 



[Children of] David and Martha Smith. 
Rachel, born Feb. 1, 1782. 
John, " Feb. 22, 1784. 

Eunice, " Jan. 30, 1786. 
David, " May 4, 1788. 
Sabrina, " Aug. 12, 1790. 
Clindia, " Nov. 24, 1792. 
Calvin, " June 5, 1795, d. Nov. 27, 1795. 
Calvin, " Oct. 22, 1796, d. Feb. 13, 1822. 
Clarissa, " Apr. 12, 1799, d. Apr. 18, 1820. 
Fanny, " Mar. 20, 1802. 

[Children of] Calvin and Ann Smith. 

Jenney, born Oct. 11, 1788. 

Levina, " Dec. 28, 1789. 

Ann, " June 16, 1792, d. Feb. 6, 1795. 

Sally, " Mar. 4, 1794. 

Joseph, " Feb. 20, 1796. 

Ann, " Feb. 19, 1798. 

Betsey, " Dec. 24, 1799. 



8 Early Vital Records of Colrain, Mass. [Jan. 

[Child of] Hezekiah and Eunice Smith. 
Luther, born Feb. 7, 1767. 

[Children of] Hezekiah and Sally Smith. He was born Oct. 3, 1781. 
Sally Holland was born Jan. 19, 1781. Married May 19, 1803. 
Esther E., born Mar. 7, 1804. 
Mary, " Nov. 25, 1805. 

Martha H., " Feb. 18, 1808. 
Hezekiah, " Feb. 16, 1810. 
Sarah C, " Oct. 19, 1812. 
Rhoda, " July 25, 1815. 

Nathaniel, " Apr. 1, 1819. 
Harriet L., " Feb. 5, 1822. 

[Children of] John and Fanny Smith. 

David Long, born Aug. 24, 1812. 

John L., " Apr. 25, 1814, d. Jan. 21, 1819. 

Allen B., " June 17, 1816. 

Walter B., " July 12, 1818. 

Fanny C, " Aug. 21, 1821. 

[Children of] Rominer, Junior, and Sarah Smith, married Nov. 27, 1824. 
Martha Ann, born Dec. 6, 1825. 
Hannah D., " Feb. 6, 1828. 
Ebenezer B., " Mar. 11, 1830. 

[Child of] William and Elizabeth Stevens. 
Robert, born Apr. 14, 1786. 

[Children of] Samuel and Alice Stewart. 
Mary, born May 13, 1753. 
Alice, " Mar. 26, 1754. 

Rebecca, " July 26, 1756. 
James, " Jan. 5, 1759. 

[Children of] James and Agnes Stewart. She died Feb. 12, 1784. 

Martha, born Jan. 14, 1756. 
Ephriam, " Sept. 22, 1757, d. Sept. 17, 1761. 
James, " Feb. 9, 1759. 

Hugh, " Aug. 19, 1761. 

Elizabeth, " Aug. 29, 1763. 
Levi, " Aug. 10, 1765, d. Sept. 21, 1765. 

Simeon, " Sept. 27, 1766. 

Walter, " Dec. 18, 1768. 

Mary Ann, " Feb. 22, 1771. 
Daniel, " July 29, 1773. 

David, " July 1, 1776, d. Oct. 10, 1779. 

James Stewart, senior, died Sept. 20, 1773, se. 92. 
Jean " died Sept. 6, 1777. 

[Children of] James, Jun., and Esther Stewart. 
Jesse, born July 8, 1784. 

David, " July 8, 1784. 

Clarissa, " June 2, 1787. 

[Children of] William and Elizabeth Stewart. 
Thankful, born Dec. 24, 1758. 



David, 


" Feb. 24, 1761. 


Sarah, 


" July 26, 1763. 


Jonathan, 


"' Nov. 30, 1765, d. Sept. 10, 1767. 


Mary, 


" Nov. 5, 1768. 


Jonathan, 


" Apr. 10, 1771. 


Anna, 


1781. 



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[Children of] William and Mary Stewart. 
Eunice, born Apr. 14, 1769. 
Lemuel, " June 28, 1772. 

[Children of] Hugh and Rhoda Stewart. 
Nancy, born Dec. 30, 1785. 
Electa, " Dec. 11, 1787. 

Ephriam, " Dec. 14, 1789. 
David, " Jan. 30, 1792. 

Charlotte, " Oct. 10, 1794. 

[Children of] Enos and Lucretia Stewart. 
Lydia, born Oct. 26, 1788. 



Sally, 


" Dec. 28, 1790. 




Enos, 


" May 20, 1794. 




Luther, 


" • May 5, 1796. 




William, 


" Dec. 10, 1798. 




Anna, 


11 Oct. 24, 1800. 




Matilda, 


" Nov. 12, 1805. 




Polly, 


" Dec. 4, 1807. 




[Children of] Amos and Margaret Stewart. 




Amariah H., born May 3, 1818. 




William, 


" Sept. 16, 1820. 




Silas S., 


" Dec. 23, 1822. 




Nancy S., 


" May 10, 1825. 




David, 


" July 29, 1827. 




Amos, 


" Dec. 26, 1829. 




[Children of] Josiah and Mary Stone. 




Joseph, 


born July 13, 1772. 




Sarah, 


" June 13, 1775. 




Huldah, 


" Sept. 16, 1778. 




[Children of] Elias and Sarah Stone. 




Elias, 


born Sept. 17, 1791, d. Mar. 


19, 1801. 


David, 


" July 19, 1793. 




Sarah, 


" May 31, 1795. 




Sylvester. 
Tirzah, * 


" Nov. 18, 1797. 




" Mar. 15, 1800. 




Levi, 


" Apr. 18, 1802. 




Betsey, 


" Mar. 28, 1804. 





[Child of] Samuel and Anne Stone. 

Theophilus, born Oct. 1?, 1792. 

[Children of] Henry and Mary Strongman. 
William, born Sept. 15, 1750. 
Richard, " June 4, 1753. 

[Children of] James and Susanna Taggart. 

Eunice, born Aug. 17, 1792. 
James, " Nov. 20, 1795. ™ . 

John, " Nov. 20, 1795. iwms * 

Levi, " Mar. 7, 1798. 

George, " Nov. 13, 1799. 
Anna, " Oct. 11, 1801. 

Hiram, " June 23, 1805. 

[Children of] Rev. Samuel and Elizabeth Taggart. 

Daniel M., born Oct. 29, 1779, d. Dec. 4, 1782. 
Samuel D., " May 21, 1781. ^ . 
Robert, " May 21, 1781. iwms ' 



10 Early Vital Records of Colrain, Mass. [Jan. 

Daniel, " Apr. 25, 1783. 

Jean, " Apr. 21, 1785, d. July 15, 1785. 

Elizabeth, " May 16, 1786. 

James, " Aug. 7, 1788. 

George, " Dec. 22, 1790, d. July 16, 1791. 

Polly, " Mar. 28, 1792. 

Rufus, " July 24, 1793. 

Esther B., " Oct. 27, 1795. 

Lucy, " May 10, 1797. 

Moses, " Aug. 21, 1799. 

[Children of] Rev. Samuel and Taggart. 

Catherine C, born Feb. 19, 1817. 
Mary Ann, " Sept. 12, 1818. 

William A., " May 22, 1821. 

[Children of] David and Fanny Thomas. 
Maria, born Apr. 9, 1798. 
Jenny, " Aug. 14, 1799. 

[Children of] Sebra and Polly Thomas. 

Sally, born July 31, 1812, at Rowe. 



Bradford G., 

Miranda, 

Emily, 

Luranna, 

Mary Jane, 

Aurilla, 



Aug. 9, 1814, " " 
June 23, 1816. 
Mar. 23, 1818. 
Nov. 29, 1819. 
Sept. 25, 1821. 
Sept. 5, 1824. 

[Children of] Alexander and Margaret Thompson. 
Mary, born Jan. 29, 1764. 

Ann, " Mar. 4, 1766. 

Alexander, " Mar. 20, 1768. 

[Children of] Joseph and Jennet Thompson. 
Margaret, born June 23, 1750. 
John, " May 12, 1752, d. May 14, 1783. 

Jane, " July 1, 1754. 

[Children of] Joseph and Ann Thompson. 

Jenney, born Dec. 30, 1787. 

Nancy, " Dec. 24, 1789. 

Joseph, " Sept. 30, 1791. 

Robert W., " June 12, 1793. 

Ann, " June 30, 1795. 

Margaret, " July 23, 1797. 

Calvin, " Mar. 22, 1799. 

Electa, " Nov. 10, 1800. 

[Children of] Hugh and Jean Thomson. 
John, born Jan. 3, 1789. 

Robert, " Mar. 21, 1791. 

Hugh M., " May 21, 1793. 
Joseph, " Sept. 28, 1796. 

[Children of] Abraham and Elizabeth Tisdale. 

Lois, born Mar. 31, 1800. 

Hope, " June 28, 1802. 

Sibel, " July 16, 1807. 

Isaac, " July 26, 1809. 

Teresta, " Mar. 6, 1814. 
Joshua Totman, born at Plymouth, Mass., Nov. 22, 1737, died Oct. 25, 
1808. 



1920] Early Vital Records of Colrain, Mass. 11 

Elizabeth Ward, born at Plymouth Oct. 30, 1733, died May 18, 1818. 

[Children of] Jonathan and Jenney Totman. She died Jan. 23, 1831. 
Married June 14, 1810. 

Calvin S., born Jan. 13, 1811. 

Joshua B., " Sept. 2, 1820. 

David Stoddard, " May 13, 1823. 

[Children of] Stoddard and Rebecca Totman. He [was] born Oct. 3, 
1756, married Mar. 16, 1780, Rebecca Cobb. She [was] born Aug. 1, 
1759, died Aug. 7, 1825. 

Hannah, born Apr. 25, 1781, d. Mar. 6, 1795. 



Joshua, 

Jonathan, 

Elizabeth, 

Rebecca, 

Nancy, 

Hannah, 

David A., 



Apr. 1, 1783, d. Jan. 1, 1815. 

Sept. 15, 1785. 

Sept. 15, 1787. 

Aug. 20, 1789, d. Dec. 2, 1814. 

Sept. 18, 1793. 

Sept. 16, 1795, d. June 23, 1817. 

Aug. 14, 1801, d. July 19, 1821. 

Hannah Totman had a daughter born Nov. 13, 1814, named Rebecca 
Totman Donelson. 

[Children of] Caleb and Mary Totman. He was born Sept. 18, 1773, 
married Nov. 29, 1798, Mary Peterson, who was born Apr. 5, 1776. 
Sylvanus P., born July 26, 1800. 
Ruth W., " Mar. 7, 1803. 

Robert L., " Jan. 21, 1805, d. June 27, 1807. 

Erastus K., " Dec. 20, 1806. 

Esther, " Dec. 16, 1808. 

Elizabeth Ward, " May 19, 1811. 
Levi B., " Sept. 13, 1813, d. Aug. 2, 1824. 

Dorcas W., " Mar. 29, 1818. 

[Children of] Arad and Tryphena Town. 

Cleora Augusta, born Sept. 17, 1820, at Rowe. 
Maria Louisa, " Aug. 24, 1822. 
Nancy Streeter, " Apr. 25, 1825. 
DeWitt Clinton, " Jan. 3, 1828. 

[Child of] James and Mary Walles [sic, ? Wallace]. 
Seth, born Dec. 1, 1761. 

[Child of] Elder Obed and Mary Warren. 
Lydia, born Apr. 3, 1789. 

[Children of] Silas and Margaret White. 

Sarah, born Oct. 12, 1762, at Uxbridge. 
Lydia, " Dec. 27, 1763, at Charlemont. 
Mary, " Feb. 25, 1765. 
John, " Feb. 23, 1767. 

[Child of] John and Hannah "Whitney. 

Arad, born Apr. 20, 1789. * 

[Child of] James and Catherine Wilde. 
John, born Nov. 8,. 1768. 

[Children of] Daniel and Patty Willis. 

Asaph, born Aug. 23, 1798, d. Sept. 4, 1803. 



Sarah, 


" Dec. 9, 1799. 


Son, 


" July 25, 1801, d. Aug. 7, 1801 


George W., 


" Nov. 28, 1802. 


Ann M., 


" Aug. 14, 1S04. 


Daniel, 


" June 4, 1806. 



12 Early Vital Records of Colrain, Mass. [Jan. 



Aurilla, 


" July 2, 1808. 


Olive, 


" Mar. 14, 1810. 


Louisa, 


" Jan. 2, 1812. 


Mary S., 


" Dec. 22, 1813. 


John M., 


" Mar. 24, 1816. 


Nancy, 


" July 10, 1818, d. Feb. 6, 1819. 



[Child of] George and Lucinda Witherell. 

George Randall, born Aug. 17, 1814. 
[Children of] Lt. Jonathan and Ann Wilson. 

Ann, born Apr. 4, 1769, d. Oct. 22, 1775. 

John, " Mar. 21, 1771. 

Margaret, " Feb. 1, 1773, d. Oct. 23, 1775. 

Robert, " Mar. 25, 1775, d*. Oct. 17, 1775. 

Jonathan, " Apr. 12, 1777. 

James, " Feb. 21, 1779. 

Samuel, " Feb. 14, 1781. 

Hugh, " Apr. 14, 1783. 

Thomas, " Jan. 20, 1785. 

Ann, " Feb. 19, 1787. 

William R., " Feb. 17, 1790. 

Sarah, " June 20, 1792. 

[Children of] John and Ann Wilson. 

Robert, born Aug. 21, 1795. 
John, " Sept. 10, 1798. 

S is, " Feb. 23, 1801. 

[Children of] David and Margaret Wilson. She died Apr. 3, 1795. 
Joseph, born Oct. 7, 1773, d. July 27, 1777. 
James, " Jan. 14, 1776, d. July 22, 1777. 
David, " Mar. 11, 1778. 
Rachel, " Apr. 5, 1780, d. Aug. 21, 1781. 
Margaret, " July 26, 1782. 
Robert, " May 29, 1785. 
John, " Aug. 15, 1787. 

Jenney, " Aug. 5, 1789. 

Miss Nabby Wood. Her child born Aug. 17, 1808, named Lusina Har- 
rington. 

Henry Wallace of Colerain and Cebera Dodge of Shelburne were pub as 
intending marriage, Dec. 1, 1784. 

[Children of] John and Phebe Workman. 
Mary, born Nov. 28, 1755. 

Feb. 20, 1758. 
Jan. 31, 1756. 
Mar. 12, 1762. 
Mar. 14, 1765. 

Feb. 23, 1766, d. Aug. 21, 1767. 
Nov. 17, 1768. 
Dec. 5, 1770. 
Feb. 8, 1775. 
Sept. 18, 1778. 

[Children of] Daniel and Dorothy Workman. 
William, born Jan. 21, 1798. 
Mary, " July 11, 1799. 
Loran, " Jan. 13, 1801. 

Elizabeth Bolton died Sept. 13, 1767. 



Jean, 


a 


Lois, 


it 


Ann, 


u 


Sarah, 


tt 


William, 


(t 


Martha, 


k 


Daniel S., 


a 


Elizabeth, 


it 


Dorothy, 


<< 



1920] Inscriptions at North Kingstown and Exeter, R. I. 13 

Wra. Mclanethon Bolton died Sept. 6, 1767. 
Elizabeth, wife of Hugh Bolton, senior, died Jan. 30, 1755. 
Joseph, son of Hugh and Elizabeth Bolton, died Dec. 20, 1757. 
Hannah, wife of Matthew Bolton, died Dec. 28, 1761.* 



INSCRIPTIONS IN FAMILY BURIAL GROUNDS 
AT NORTH KINGSTOWN AND EXETER, R. I. 

Copied by Henry Earl Parmenter, Commander, U.S.N. , Retired, 

of Boston, Mass. 

Below is printed the genealogical information supplied by the 
inscriptions in several family burial grounds at North Kingstown and 
Exeter, R. I., which were visited in September 1913. 

North Kingstown 

Updike Burial Ground! 

Frances Ayrault, wife of Peter Ayrault, aged 66, d. Jan. 3, 1711/12. 
Susanna, dau. of Daniel & Mary Ayrault of Newport, d. May 3, 1807, aged 

84. 
Mrs. Abigail U. Bullock, wife of Jabez Bullock, d. Oct. 17, 1832, in 31st year. 
Alfred U., son of David U. & Lucinda H. Hagan, d. Sept. 5, 1837, aged 

10 days. 
Sarah Hagan, dau. of Lodowick & Abigail Updike, d. May 6, 1850, in 79th 

year. 
Mrs. Anstis Lee, dau. of Lodowick Updike, Esq., d. July 11, 1864, in 100th 

year. 
Mrs. Mary, widow of Capt. Nathaniel Munday & dau. of Lodowick & 

Abigail Updike, d. Aug. 26, 1842, aged 75. 
Judith, widow of Philip Tillinghast of E. Greenwich & dau. of Daniel & 

Mary Ayrault of Newport, d. Nov. 25, 1806, aged 82. 
Mrs. Abigail, wife of Lodowick Updike, Esq., d. May 21, 1826, in 86th year. 
Captain Alfred Updike, son of Lodowick & Abigail Updike, b. Sept. 13, 1779, 

d. Feb. 25, 1869. 
Dorcas, wife of Capt. Alfred Updike & dau. of Gardner & Elizabeth Rey- 
nolds, d. Aug. 9, 1822, in 36th year. 
H.U. 1807 
Gen. James Updike, son of Lodowick & Abigail Updike, d. Dec. 8, 1855, 

in 92d year. 
Lodowick Updike, Esq., d. June 6, 1804, in 80th year. 

Bronze Tablet at CocuMCUssoct 

Here were buried in one grave Forty men who died in the Swamp Fight or on 
the return march to Richard Smith's Block House December 1675 
Erected by the State of Rhode Island 1907 

•Five other death records are omitted, as they merely repeat information previously given in 
these records. 

tAt Cocumcussoc, on the Smith-Updike-Congdon-Rathburn (now the Babbitt) Farm. Besides 
the inscriptions given below, about forty-eight other graves are marked by uncut field stones. 

JOn a boulder near the house on the Babbitt Farm. 



14 Inscriptions at North Kingstown and Exeter, R. I. [Jan. 

Congdon Burial Ground* 

Abby, wife of Jonathan Congdon of Exeter, d. Mar. 26, 1847, in 69th year. 
Abigail, wife of John Congdon late of Exeter, d. Oct. 19, 1831, aged 84. 
Benjamin Congdon, d. Apr. 6, 1815, in 52d year. 

Elizabeth, wife of Gideon G. Congdon, b. Apr. 12, 1789, d. Oct. 2, 1879. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Gideon G. & Elizabeth Congdon, b. Apr. 6, 1827, d. 

Mar. 9, 1896. 
Gideon G. Congdon, d. Mar. 10, 1849, aged 66. 
Gideon G. Congdon, d. July 19, 1868, aged 44. 
Hannah Congdon, d. Aug. 9, 1837, in 83d year. 
Henry, son of Benjamin & Sarah Congdon, d. Mar. 19, 1805, aged 17 years, 

8 months, 1 1 days. 
Jonathan Congdon, d. Feb. 3, 1836, in 75th year. 
Capt. Joseph Congdon, d. Mar. 19, 1838, in 73d year. 

Mary Reynolds, wife of Gideon G. Congdon, b. Sept. 15, 1820, d. Feb. 3, 1897. 
Phebe, widow of Benjamin & Joseph Congdon, b. Jan. 31, 1780, d. Feb. 10, 

1858. 

Reynolds Burial Ground! 

Mary Allen, wife of Nathan Allen, d. July 4, 1825, in 64th year. 

Nathan Allen, d. July 27, 1828, in 75th year. 

Annie M., dau. of John V. & Mary E. Essex, b. Sept. 12, 1864, d. Feb. 16, 

1876. 
Ann Sarah, wife of Cornelius C. Pierce & dau. of Bowen & Isabella D. Rey- 
nolds, d. Nov. 15, 1878, aged 36 years, 10 months, 1 day. 
Rev. Bowen Reynolds, b. Nov. 11, 1814, d. Dec. 7, 1897. 
Elizabeth Bowen, wife of William Reynolds, d. 1st mo., 14th, 1832, in 51st 

year. 
Emily G., dau. of Bowen & Isabella D. Reynolds, d. Oct. 19, 1865, aged 16 

years, 7 months, 5 days. 
Isabella B., dau. of Bowen & Isabella D. Reynolds, d. Oct. 20, 1865, aged 13 

years, 3 months, 23 days. 
Isabella D., wife of Rev. Bowen Reynolds, b. Apr. 28, 1816, d. Mar. 31, 1888. 
Jabez, son of Jabez & Mary Reynolds, d. Aug. 28, 1732, aged 3 weeks, 2 days. 
Jabez Reynolds, b. 1695, d. June 3, 1759, aged 64. 
Jabez Reynolds, b. Oct. 30, 1735, d. Oct. 30, 1801.1 
James, son of Jabez & Mary Reynolds, d. May 20, 1732, aged 1 year, 10 

months. 
Lydia B. Reynolds, wife of James P. Reynolds, d. 10th mo., 15th, 1895, 

in 89th year. 
Mary, wife of Jabez Reynolds, d. June 3, 1759, in 66th year. 
Mary Ann Gardner, wife of William K. Reynolds, b. Dec. 10, 1813, d. Sept. 15, 

1S47. 
Phebe Clapp, wife of William Reynolds, d. 7th mo., 10th, 1887, in 93d year. 
Sibil K., dau. of Bowen & Isabella D. Reynolds, d. Mar. 1, 1851, aged 5 years, 

4 months, 18 days. 
Suzannah Reynolds, wife of Jabez Reynolds, d. May 24, 1778, in 38th year. 
Sybil Keese, wife of Jabez Reynolds, d. 3d mo., 19th day, 1822, in 78th year. 
Thomas A. Reynolds, b. 2d mo., 2, 1828, d. 11th mo., 9, 1828. 
Thomas A. Reynolds, b. 4th mo., 22, 1837, d. 12th mo., 28, 1841. 
Reynolds 1660 In Memory of William and Elizabeth Reynolds Their 

Ancestors and Descendants Erected by Thomas A. Reynolds 1904 § 

*At Cocumcu6soc. 

tNear Sand Hill, on the "Great Plain"-Reynolds (now the Essex) Farm. Besides the in- 
scriptions given below, about seventy-one other graves are marked by uncut field stones. 
tAnother inscription to this Jabez Reynolds gives his age as 66. 
§On a large granite monument. 



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William Reynolds, d. 5th mo., 26th, 1860, in 82d year. 

John Spencer, d. Nov. 1809, aged 88. 

Susanna Reynolds, wife of John Spencer, d. Dec. 1812, aged 91. 

Wightman Burial Ground* 

Fanny Greene, wife of John R. Greene & dau. of the late Capt. John Wight- 
man, d. Feb. 10, 1846, aged 33 years, 5 months, 6 days. 
3 Infants of John R. & Fanny Greene. 
Fanny W., d Mar. 28, 1846, aged 2 months, 2 days. 

Abby R., d. Apr. 5, 1846, aged 2 months, 10 days. 
Infant son, d. Nov. 20, 1834, aged 15 days. 
Marey, dau. of Stephen & Elizabeth Greene, d. Oct. 24, 1773, aged 1 year, 

6 months, 20 days. 
Miss Alice Wightman, b. Mar. 28, 1760, d. Jan. 20, 1832. 
Comfort, wife of Holmes Wightman, d. Feb. 19, 1818, in 73d year. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Wightman, wife of Col. George Wightman, d. Feb. 1796, 
aged 70. 

George Wightman 
1632—1722 
1673—1761 
1703—1773 
1726—1806 
1756—1834 
1784—1841 
1821—1893 
1855—19 
1890—19 
1912f 

George, son of Holmes & Comfort Wightman, d. Nov. 8, 1773, aged 7 years, 

6 months, 18 days. 
George Wightman, d. Aug. 10, 1834, in 79th year. 
Hester Ann, youngest dau. of John & Mary Wightman, d. Oct. 31, 1836, 

aged 18 years, 6 months, 5 days. 
Holmes Wightman, d. Jan. 18, 1817, aged 70. 
Horace, son of John & Mary Wightman, d. Aug. 4, 181 — , aged 2 years, 

9 months, 14 days. 
Capt. John Wightman, d. July 21, 1830, aged 47. 
John Wightman,| d. July 24, 1830, aged 47 years, 9 months. 
John Wightman, b. Sept. 20, 1821, d. Feb. 13, 1902. 
Josiah B. Wightman, d. May 26, 1873, in 67th year. 
Mary, wife of Capt. John Wightman, d. Oct. 27, 1860, aged 77. 
Sarah, dau. of Holmes & Comfort Wightman, d. Feb. 15, 1780, in 7th year. 
Sarah B., dau. of John & Mary Wightman, d. Aug. 14, 1818, aged 9 years, 

13 days. 
Mrs. Waity Wightman, wife of George Wightman, b. Aug. 29, 1758, d. 

Nov. 25, 1821. 

Card Burial Ground § 

Aylce, wife of Peleg Card, d. May 24, 1826, in 74th year. 
Peleg Card, d. Oct. 19, 1846, in 92d year.|| 

•At Quidnessett, on the Wightman (now the Cedar Crest) Farm. Besides the inscriptions 
given below, about twelve graves are marked by uncut field stones. 
tThe name and dates are on a large granite boulder. 

JPerhaps identical with the Capt. John Wightman of the preceding inscription. 
§On the road east of Newcomb's Station, on the electric street railway. 
UThis grave is marked also by the Sons of the American Revolution. 



16 The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. [Jan. 

Fones Burial Ground* 

Jeremiah Fones, d. Apr. 29, 1747, in 84th year. 

Martha, wife of Jeremiah Fones, d. Dec. 2, 1764, in 88th year. 

Exeter 

Dawley Burial Ground! 

Phebe, wife of William Dawley, d. Apr. 23, 1851, in 70th year. 
William Dawley, d. May 25, 183$, aged 74 years, 8 months, 25 days. 

Dawley-Sprague Burial Ground^ 

Benjamin Dawley, d. Jan. 29, 1861, in 74th year; 

Daniel Dawley, d. June 15, 1826, aged 74 years, 4 months, 4 days. 

Hannah, wife of Daniel Dawley, d. Mar. 1, 1820, aged 58 years, 2 months, 

9 days. 
Ruhama, wife of Benjamin Dawley, d. Feb. 5, 1861, in 65th year. 
Solomon Sprague, d. Feb. 19, 1884, aged 89 years, 11 months. 
Susan, wife of Solomon Sprague, d. Mar. 26, 1861, aged 67 years, 8 months, 

28 days. 



THE ERSKINE FAMILY OF BRISTOL, ME. 

By Frank Ernest Woodward of Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

The Erskine families are numerous and wide-spread in Scotland. 
According to Lower's "Dictionary of the Family Names of the United 
Kingdom" the ancient and noble Scottish family bearing this sur- 
name derived it from the barony of Erskine on the Clyde, in Ren- 
frewshire, and the name was first assumed as a surname by Henry 
of Erskine about the year 1220. The first of the name to attain 
historical importance was Robert Erskine, who became Earl of Mar 
in 1435, on the death of Alexander, the former Earl of Mar, without 
issue. This Robert was a grandson of Isabella, Countess of Mar. 
From that date until comparatively recent times this family has 
been prominent in the military, political, and religious annals of 
Scotland. Alexander Ferguson, biographer of Henry Erskine, Lord 
Advocate of Scotland, states that "there is scarcely a vicissitude 
that can be named which has come upon any Scotch family that 
has not befallen the Erskines, nor are there many of the great events 
in the history of the land in which they have not borne conspicuous 
parts." 

The Erskine families that settled in New England in the eighteenth 
century came from the province of Ulster in the north of Ireland, 
and their ancestors, doubtless, were among the Scots who settled 
there in the reign of James I of England. § Four men of this name 

•At Newcomb's Station. 

|A short distance north from the Baptist Church, Liberty. 

JAbout a quarter of a mile west of the Dawley Burial Ground. 

§Among the variants of the name Erskine are found in Scotland in the seventeenth century 
the forme Irekyn and Areskine, while the early settlers of the name in New England spelled it 
A*kins or Askines. 



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settled in Massachusetts prior to 1750, but only two of them had 
numerous descendants. Christopher Erskine and his brother Robert 
came to Massachusetts in 1719, in the earliest immigration from 
Ireland, and settled in that part of the old town of Bridgewater 
which is now the town of East Bridgewater. Robert's line became 
extinct after the second generation, but there are many descendants 
of Christopher scattered over New England, New York, and the 
West. Alexander Erskine came to Boston in 1746, and a few years 
later settled at Bristol in Maine, then a part of Massachusetts, his 
elder brother Ninon joining him in Bristol a few years later. Of 
Ninon Erskine's posterity only a single family bearing the surname 
can now be found,* but the descendants of Alexander are numerous 
and form the subject of this article. There is some evidence to 
support the theory that the Bridgewater and Bristol families were 
related, although the two migrations were more than twenty-five 
years apart. 

According to the United States Census of 1790 there were several 
Erskine families in central New York, but they cannot be traced 
to New England ancestry. John Erskine, who was judge of the 
United States District Court in Georgia from 1868 to 1883, was 
born in co. Tyrone, Ireland, in 1813, and came to America with his 
parents about 1820. 

1. Alexander 1 Erskine, the first of this surname to settle in 
Maine, was of Scotch descent, his ancestors having crossed over 
from Scotland and settled in the north of Ireland after the expul- 
sion of the Roman Catholic inhabitants. He was born at London- 
derry, Ireland, about 1720,f and died at Bristol, Me., in 1784. Before 
migrating to New England he married Elizabeth Butters, and 
it is supposed that his two oldest children, Margaret and Sarah, 
were born in Londonderry. 

Alexander Erskine arrived in Boston, Mass., in 1746, and a few 
years later went with Shem Drowne to Bristol, to aid in making a 
survey of the claims of the Pemaquid Proprietors and to distribute 
stores among the inhabitants. He decided to settle there, and 
acquired a tract of land of about 1000 acres. Through his influ- 
ence his elder brother, Ninon Erskine, came, not long afterwards, 
to Bristol. As constable Alexander Erskine signed the warrant for 
the first town meeting in Bristol, in 1766. 

His land was situated on both sides of the Pemaquid River, the 
house which he built being located just west of Biscay Pond and 
near its outlet. In the immediate vicinity his six sons and three 
daughters settled, on land which probably formed a part of his orig- 
inal grant, and the locality has ever since been known as the 
' 'Erskine neighborhood." At one time he was evidently a mill- 
wright, utilizing the water power at Pemaquid Falls. On 16 June 
1776 he sold to Richard Jones three-fourths of a gristmill called 
"Arskin's Mills." On 26 June 1776 he sold to Ebenezer Cox, a 
son-in-law, 400 acres. On 9 Sept. 1777 he sold to his son William, 

* The descendants of Ninon Erskine will be given in the Addendum at the end of this article. 
fHe deposed that in 1773 his age was about 50. (Report of the Massachusetts Commis- 
sioners to investigate the Causes of the Difficulties in the County of Lincoln, 1811, p. 59.) 



18 The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. [Jan. 

for £100, 400 acres of land on the west side of the Pemaquid River, 
and later he disposed of the rest of his land to his other sons. His 
youngest son, Robert Erskine, was appointed administrator of his 
estate. 

Children : 

i. Margaret, 2 b., probably in Londonderry, Ire., in 1743; d. in 1832, 

aged 89 years; m. (1) McMurphy, who deserted her and 

is said to have served in the Revolutionary War; supposing him 
to be dead, she m. (2) 14 Apr. 1777 Roger Handly, b. in Ireland 
in 1739, d. in Bristol in 1831, aged 92, who with his brother Patrick, 
afterwards the husband of Margaret's sister Agnes (1, vi), had 
come from co. Tipperary, Ire., a few years before. Child by 
first husband: 1. Betsey, m. 2 Jan. 1803 Phillips Hatch, Jr. Chil- 
dren by second husband: 2. Elizabeth, b. 5 May 1778; m. John 
Hunter. 3. Margaret, b. 18 Mar. 1780; m. Henry McGuire. 
4. Roger, b. 11 Jan. 1782, m. Mary Fitzgerald. 5. Mary, b. 
22 Apr. 1784; d. unm. 6. John, b. 13 May 1786; m. 2 Oct. 1817 
Sally Handly*; four children. f 7. Philip, b. 18 June 1788; m. 
Sophia Fitzgerald. 8. Nancy, b. 20 Oct. 1790; m. 18 Nov. 1813 
Thomas McGuire. 

ii. Sarah, b., probably in Londonderry, Ire., about 1746; m. (1) in 1771 
Capt. John Dickey, s. of John and Nancy (Patten) of Warren, 
Me., b. in Scotland, lost at sea in 1773, Alexander Erskine being 
appointed administrator of his estate 27 Sept. 1773; m. (2) 25 
Dec. 1775, as his third wife, Ebenezer Cox, who d. in July 1795; 
m. (3) Samuel Saunders of Bristol, an Englishman, whose two 
daughters by a former wife both married Erskines.J Child 
by first husband: 1. John, master mariner, b. 24 Aug. 1772; 
lost at sea; m. in 1794 Margaret Jones, dau. of Richard; 
seven children. § Children by second husband: 2. Alexander, 
b. in 1776; m. (1) 30 Sept. 1802 Ruth Howland; m. (2) 16 
Mar. 1813 Margaret Howland, sister of his first wife. 3. Robert, 
b. in 1778; lost at sea; m. 27 May 1802 Jane Thompson, who 
survived him and m. (2) 11 Nov. 1813 Reuben Dyer; two sons. 
4. George, b. in 1779; went to sea and was never heard from. 5. 
John, master mariner, b. 1 May 1781; lost at sea in July 1835; 
m. (1) 14 July 1804 Cynthia Church, dau. of Nathaniel 6 and 
Rebecca (Barstow) ; m. (2) 26 July 1812 Elizabeth Church, sister 
of his first wife;|| three children by first wife and seven children 
by second wife.^ 

• This Sally Handly and the Patrick Handly who married Bridget Handly (see below, 1, vi, 9), 
daughter of Patrick and Agnes (Erskine), were distant relatives of the two brothers, Patrick and 
Roger Handly, who were among the early Bettlers of Bristol, Me.; but they were of a later migration. 

t The children of John and Sally (Handly) Handly were: 1. Mary, m. George Starrett. 2. 
Margaret, m. William Fitigerald. 3. Sarah, d. unm. 4. Dennis R., m. Anastasia Hazeltine. 

t Vide infra, 16 and 18. 

§ The children of John and Margaret (Jones) Dickey were: 1. Sarah, b. 12 May 1795. 2. 
Elizabeth, b. 6 June 1797. 3. Thomas, b. 6 June 1799. 4. Margaret, b. 3 Mar. 1801; d. 25 Mar. 
1802. 5. John. b. 31 Dec. 1804. 6. George, b. 15 May 1807. 7. William, of Fort Kent, Me., b. 
26 June 1810. For Richard Jones and his family vide infra, p. 22, footnote. 

I Nathaniel 6 Church (Nathaniel,' Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,' Nathaniel.2 Richardi)t born at 
Scituate, Mass., 20 May 1755, died at Bristol, Me., whither he had removed soon after his marriage. 
He married, 4 Apr. 1782, Rebecca Barstow, born in 1759, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Stud- 
ley). He served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Capt. Galen Clapp's company of Minute- 
men, 19 Apr. 1775, and in Colonel Bailey's regiment in Dec. 1775. Children: 1. Rebecca, b. 12 
Jan. 1783; m. 14 Feb. 1808 Amos Goudy, Jr. 2. Nathaniel, b. 2 Mar. 1785; m. 1 Feb. 1814 Jerusha 
Bryant of Newcastle. Me. 3. Cynthia, b. 28 Feb. 1787; d. 5 Nov. 1811; m. 14 July 1804 John Cox. 
4. Joseph, b. 5 Jan. 1789. 5. Jane, b. 21 July 1792; m. 6 Nov. 1808 Moses Kelley. 6. Elizabeth, 
b. 23 Nov. 1794; m. 26 July 1812, as his second wife, John Cox. 7. Hirah, b. 24 Apr. 1797. 8. 
Marcia. b. 23 Feb. 1800. 9. Mary, b. 15 June 1803. 

If The children of John Cox by his first wife were: 1. John, b. 10 Apr. 1805; d. unm.. having 
been lost at sea with his father in July 1835. 2. Harriet, b. 21 Nov. 1808; m. Theodore Harrington. 
3. Cynthia, b. 23 Oct. 1811; d. 5 Nov. 1811. His children by his second wife were: 4. Edwin, b. 
23 Oct. 1813; d. 14 July 1815. 5. Hirah Church, b. 21 May 1817. 6. Elizabeth, b. 18 June 1820; 



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2. iii. Alexander, b. at Salem, Mass., in 1749. 

3. iv. William, b. at Bristol 27 June 1752. 

4. v. John, b. at Bristol in 1754. 

vi. Agnes, b. at Bristol 30 Nov. 1757; d. 7 Sept. 1845, aged 88 years; 
m. 1 May 1777 Patrick Handly, who, with his brother Roger, 
had come from co. Tipperary, Ire., a few years before. Patrick 
Handly d. at Bristol 9 Sept. 1812, aged 71 years. Children: 

1. Robert, b. 4 Nov. 1777; lost at sea; m. 25 May 1806 Ann Brown. 

2. Mary, b. 22 Nov. 1779; m. 20 Feb. 1800 Capt. John Fossett. 

3. Nancy, b. 6 Nov. 1781; m. 8 July 1801 George Russell. 4. 
James, b. 20 Mar. 1784; d. 23 Mar. 1784. 5. Sally, b. 27 Jan. 
1785; d. unm. 11 Nov. 1871. 6. Patrick, b. 3 Mar. 1787; d. unm. 

10 Apr. 1868. 7. Michael, of Pittston, Me., b. 20 June 1789; 
d. at Pittston 31 Aug. 1877; m. (1) (intention recorded 3 Oct. 
1830) Sally Jones, who d. 9 Mar. 1833; m. (2) (intention recorded 
30 Mar. 1834) Mary Howard; two children by first wife and five 
children by second wife.* 8. Elizabeth, b. 5 July 1791; d. 21 Sept. 
1830; m. (intention recorded 10 Jan. 1822) Capt. Benjamin East- 
man of Pittston, Me., who d. 3 Sept. 1830. 9. Bridget, b. 24 Feb. 
1794; m. 29 Dec. — Patrick Handly.f 10. John, b. 28 Dec. 
1796; m. Ruth Hatch. 11. Thomas, b. 2 June 1799; d. unm. 

11 Sept. 1868. 12. Margaret, b. 17 May 1803; d. unm. 5 Mar. 
1824. 

5. vii. George, b. at Bristol about 1758. 

6. viii. David, b. at Bristol about 1759. 

7. ix. Robert, b. at Bristol about 1761. 

2. Capt. Alexander* Erskine (Alexander 1 ), of Bristol, Me., 
born at Salem, Mass., in 1749, where his mother was living 
while her husband was preparing a home in Bristol, died at 
Bristol 20 Feb. 1826. He married first, in 1782, Elizabeth 
Borland, of Scotch ancestry, born in the north of Ireland, 
died in 1792, sister of Capt. John Borland; and secondly, in 
1793, Mart Poland, born 22 Feb. 1769, died 2 Apr. 1832. < 

When twenty-eight years of age he enlisted as a private in 
Capt. Henry Hunter's company, Colonel Jones's regiment, 
in the War of the Revolution. Later he joined the Continen- 
tal Army, and served throughout the War. At one time he 
served as General Washington's bodyguard. He was pen- 
sioned by the Government for his services, and his pension 
was continued to his widow. At the close of the War he 
returned to Bristol, and for a while followed the sea, as master 
of a vessel. On a voyage in 1784, with a cargo of lumber for 
Boston, his sloop encountered a severe storm and was driven 
ashore at Ipswich, Mass. Captain Erskine was obliged to 
pay $150 to float the sloop, in addition to the cost of repairs, 
and lost much of his cargo. The last years of his life were 
spent on his farm at Bristol. 

m. Uriah Woodward. 7. Augusta, b. 22 Apr. 1825; d. 24 May 1825. 8. Edwin Baretow, b. 11 
Dec. 1826; unm. 9. Laura Ann, b. 5 July 1829; d. 29 July 1909; m. (1) 12 Aug. 1856 Capt. John 
Woodward, who d. 16 Apr. 1863; m. (2) 19 June 1879 Capt. Moses Chase. 10. Francis Oscar, 
b. 30 Dec. 1834. 

• The children of Michael Handly by his first wife were: 1. Patrick, b. 28 Aug. 1831. 2. Sarah 
Agnes, b. 9 Feb. 1833; m. William L. Tibbetts of Bristol. His children by bis second wife were: 
3. George Russell, b. 26 Dec. 1834. 4. Alfred, b. 3 Jan. 1837. 5. John F., b. 2 Sept. 1839. 6. 
Mary, b. 3 June 1842. 7. Nancy E., b. 7 Aug. 1844. 

t See footnote to 1, i, 6. 

VOL. LXXIV. 2 



20 The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. [Jan. 

Children by first wife, born at Bristol: 

i. Robert, 3 b. 6 Nov. 1782; living in 1825, when his father's will was 
made; lost at sea; m. at Bristol (intention recorded 21 Oct. 1809) 
Nancy Poland. No record of children has been found. 

ii. Mary, b. 21 July 1784; m. 2 Feb. 1809 Mark Feltis of Bristol, 
who moved to Whitefield, Me., a few years after the marriage. 
Children: 1. Margaret, m. William Townsend of Abington, Mass. 
2. Sarah, m. George King of Whitefield. 3. A child. 

iii. Alexander, b. 21 Feb. 1786; d. young. 

8. iv. David, b. 1 Dec. 1788. 

9. v. Joseph, b. 2 Sept. 1789. 

vi. Margaret Bryant, b. 6 Nov. 1791; d. young. 

Children by second wife, born at Bristol: 

10. vii. William, b. 3 Nov. 1793. 

viii. Betsey, b. 19 Mar. 1796; m. (intention recorded 4 June 1824) 
Rev. Charles Butters of Exeter, Me., s. of Charles and Mary 
(Gragg) of JafTrey, N. H., and Union, Me. They settled in 
Exeter. Children:* 1. Alexander A., b. 5 Apr. 1826; m. 15 June 
1854 Caroline R. Hill. 2. Simeon, b. 18 Feb. 1829; d. 4 Mar. 
1830. 3. Mary Elizabeth, b. 4 Jan. 1831; m. (1) 1 Jan. 1850 
Moses Rogers; m. (2) in 1865 Reuben Butters. 4. Charles, b. 
7 Oct. 1833; d. 4 Jan. 1852. 5. Nancy Evans, b. 25 Sept. 1841; 
m. 9 Feb. 1860 Elijah C. Hill. 

ix. Nancy, b. 6 June 1797; d. in Troy, N. H., at the home of her dau., 
Mrs. Abigail Carter, 27 Oct. 1869; m. (1) in 1818 Daniel Rich- 
ards, mariner, who d. at sea 10 Nov. 1821, s. of Lemuel and 
Sarah (Bailey); m. (2) 8 Aug. 1823, as his second wife, Samuel 
McCobb; m. (3) Benjamin Jones, from whom she separated and 
resumed the name of McCobb. Children by first husband: 1. 
Daniel, b. 20 Feb. 1819; d. 5 Oct. 1826. 2. Mary, b. 14 Aug. 
1820; m. Rufus King of Whitefield, Me.. Children by second 
husband: 3. Abigail, b. 22 Mar. 1824; m. in Bristol, 7 Dec. 1846, 
Nathaniel Carter. 4. Betsey, b. 11 Aug. 1825. 5. Albert, d. unm. 

6. Ruth, m. David Beals. 7. Lydia, m. Spear. 8. Dana, 

m. . 

11. x. Thomas, b. 16 Sept. 1799. 

12. xi. Joshua Taylor, b. 18 Sept. 1801. 

13. xii. John, b. 16 Aug. 1803. 

14. xiii. Alexander, b. 5 June 1807. 

15. xiv. Simon Elliot, b. 20 July 1809. 

3. William 2 Erskine (Alexander 1 ), born at Bristol, Me., 27 June 
1752, died 27 June 1800. He married at Bristol, in 1776, 
Ruth Cox, born 21 July 1757, daughter of Ebenezer and 
Lydia (Woodbury). She married secondly, 29 June 1806, 
as his second wife, Christopher Erskine of Alna (then New 
Milford), Me. He was a son of Christopher Erskine of 
Abington, Mass., and had settled in Alna (then a part of 
Pownalborough) in 1766. He was doubtless distantly related 
to the Bristol family. For a while after marriage he and his 
second wife remained in Bristol, but later they went to White- 
field, Me., and lived with his son Christopher. Ruth (Cox) 
(Erskine) Erskine died there 9 Dec. 1825, and was buried 
in Bristol, beside her first husband. 

William Erskine bought of his father, 9 Sept. 1777, 400 
acres of land on the west side of the Pemaquid River, and 
built a house there. 

• Rev. Charles and Betsey (Erskine) Butters had also an adopted son, named Seth, b. in 
Apr. 1827, d. in 1892. 



1920] The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. 21 

Children : 

16. i. Alexander, 3 b. at Bristol 1 Feb. 1777. 

ii. Lydia, b. in 1779; m. 24 Jan. 1799 James McNear, Jr., mariner, 
who was lost at sea in a storm, with his brother John, husband of 
Lydia's sister Betsey, 1 Oct. 1829, s. of James and Jane (Erskine) 
of Newcastle, Me.* Children: 1. Thomas, d. at sea. 2. William, 
d. at the age of 15. 3. Robert, d. in Boston, Mass., aged 24. 
4. James, m. Catherine Sidelinger; seven children. 5. David, d. 

at Bristol; m. Hilton. 6. Alexander, served in the Civil 

War. 7. Jane, d. unm. 8. Ruth. 9. Almira. 10. Mary Ann. 

17. iii. John, b. at Bristol about 1780. 

iv. Betsey, b. in 1783; m. 15 Nov. 1801 Capt. John McNear of 
Newcastle, Me., b. 6 Mar. 1777, lost at sea in a storm, with his 
brother James, husband of Betsey's sister Lydia, 1 Oct. 1829. 
Capt. John McNear was in Dartmoor prison, Eng., for two years 
in the War of 1812. Children: 1. Sarah, b. 15 Jan. 1803; lived 
to old age; d. unm. at Wiscasset, Me. 2. James, of Wiscasset, 
Me., b. 26 Sept. 1804; d. 9 Aug. 1857; m. (1) Rebecca Baker, 
b. 5 Dec. 1802, d. 29 Oct. 1836, aged 33, dau. of Capt. Daniel 
and Hannah (Hues) of Wiscasset (see Addendum to this article, 
1, vi, footnote); m. (2) Sarah (Trundy) Tinkham, b. 24 Sept. 
1803, d. 6 Mar. 1868, widow of Spencer W. Tinkham of Wiscasset. 
3. Capt. John, of Wiscasset, Me., b. 22 Aug. 1806; d. 5 May 1875; 
m. (1) Sarah Bailey; m. (2) Susan Greenleaf; m. (3) Emeline 
Trevett; three children by first wife and one daughter by second 
wife.f 4. Capt. Baker, b. 30 Dec. 1808; d. at Winthrop, Mass., 
31 Aug. 1887; m. Mary Cook, b. in Boston, Mass., d. at Water- 
town, Mass., 29 Dec. 1899, aged 84 years, 8 months, 9 days, 
dau. of Benjamin and Sarah (Hackett); four children. J 5. William, 
of Wiscasset, Me., b. 23 Feb. 1811; d. of cholera at New Orleans, 
La.; bur. at Wiscasset; m. Sarah Ann Young; five children. 
6. George W., b. 18 Feb. 1813; d. unm. 26 Mar. 1842; bur. at 

Wiscasset. 7. Christopher, b. 25 June 1815; m. Sarah ; 

resided in California; two children. 8. Thomas H., b. 22 Mar. 
1818; lost at sea; unm. 9. Robert, b. 26 Nov. 1820; d. 11 June 
1836; bur. at Wiscasset, Me. 10. Elizabeth, b. 12 Nov. 1822; m. 
Michael Henry Collins, who m. (2) Frances Boyd, dau. of Capt. 
Thomas Boyd of Wiscasset, Me.; one child. 11. Capt. Wilson, 
of Wiscasset, Me., b. 10 July 1824; m. Mary Elizabeth Kennedy 
of Wiscasset; three children. 12. Hiram H., b. 12 Dec. 1826; resided 
in California. 

18. v. Ebenezer, b. at Bristol in 1784. 
vi. Thomas, b. in 1787; d. at sea, unm. 

19. vii. Henry, b. at Bristol 16 Dec. 1789. 
viii. William, b. in 1792; d. at sea, unm. 

20. ix. Robert, b. at Bristol 3 Jan. 1795. 

21. x. James (twin), b. at Bristol 27 June 1798. 

22. xi. Jonas W. (twin), b. at Bristol 27 June 1798. 

4. John 2 Erskine (Alexander 1 ), born at Bristol, Me., in 1754, 
died probably soon after 26 Sept. 1800. He married (inten- 

•The James McNear who married Jane Erskine was a son of Capt. John and Mary (Shirley) 
of Sheepscot (Newcastle), Me., for whom see Addendum to this article. 1, vi, footnote. Jane 
Erskine was a daughter of Ninon Erskine of Bristol, brother of Alexander (1). See Addendum, 

1. vi. 

tChildren of Capt. John McNear by his first wife: 1. John Augustus, of Petaluma, Cal., 
now deceased, a prominent dealer in wheat. 2. George W., of San Francisco, Cal., now de- 
ceased, known as the Grain King of the Pacific Coast. 3. MaryjEliza, now deceased. Child by 
second wife: 4. Josephine Greenleaf, living (1919) at Medford, Mass.; m. Capt. Alden C. Chaney, 
master mariner, now deceased; three children. 

JCapt. Baker McNear, master mariner and shipowner, held the controlling interest in many 
wooden sailing ships, several of which were built at Belfast, Me., in the late sixties and early 
seventies, and hailed from Boston, Mass. Captain McNear in his later years resided at Water- 
town, Maes. 



22 The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. [Jan. 

tion recorded 8 Dec. 1786) Elizabeth Jones, daughter of 
Richard of Bristol* She married secondly, in 1806, Ezra 
Bowen of Union, Me., who on 11 June 1806 caused to be 
recorded a prenuptial document, in which he said that he 
did not desire any of Elizabeth's property, and, in case 
he died, she was to have one-third of his property. He died 
14 Feb. 1832. Elizabeth, his widow, returned to Bristol, and 
passed the remainder of her days with her children by her 
first husband. 

It has been impossible to obtain a full record of John 
Erskine's family. In the U. S. Census of 1790 he is credited 
with one son and one daughter. In the Direct Tax of 1798 
his name does not appear. He owned at one time 300 acres 
of land on the east side of the Pemaquid River, but in 1795 
sold it to his brother Robert. On 26 Sept. 1800 he .bought 
300 acres of land in the plantation of New Waterford, Me. 

Children :f 
i. William, 8 a soldier in the War of 1812. 
ii. Priscilla, said to have settled in Chicago, 111. 
iii. Margaret, b. in 1789; d. 29 May 1835, aged 46 years; m. 30 Mar. 

1811 William Porterfield, b. in 1781, d. 19 Aug. 1858, aged 

77 years, probably s. of Robert. Children: 1. Eliza, b. in 1817; 

d. 29 Dec. 1825. 2. Margaret, b. in 1821; d. 25 Dec. 1825. 3. 

Margaret Eliza, b. 6 July 1829; d. 21 May 1919, in her 90th year; 

m. James Chandler Wilson, s. of Andrew and Mary of Bowdoin, 

Me.; residence, Bristol; eight children. 

5. George 2 Erskine (Alexander 1 ), born at Bristol, Me., about 1758, 
died 11 Dec. 1851, aged 94 years. He married first, 2 Nov. 
1788, Hannah Jones, who died about 1800, daughter of 
Richard;! and secondly, about 1802, Jane Richards, born 
24 Aug. 1765, died 16 Feb. 1834, daughter of Erastus and 
Betty (Doty). 

On 15 Nov. 1782 George Erskine bought of his brother 
Robert 120 acres of land on the east side of the Pemaquid 
River. In 1798 he was taxed for 100 acres of land and a 
dwelling house. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Hannah,' b. in 1789; m. 21 Oct. 1813 James Jones. Child: 1. 
Hannah, b. 3 Nov. 1815; d. 3 Apr. 1876; m. (1) Simeon Jones; 
m. (2), as his second wife, Elbridge Gerry Richards of Bristol. § 

• Richard Jones, son of William (the first of the name to settle in BristoD was born at Bally- 
money, in the north of Ireland, and was rery young •when his father came to Bristol. He married 
Betty Maloon. He owned the gristmill in the centre of the town known as "Jones's Mill." His 
children were: 1. Michael, m. Mary Brackett. 2. Elizabeth, m. (1) John Erskine (4); m. (2) Ezra 
Bowen of Union, Me. 3. Richard, a soldier of the Revolution, m. Ruth Bryant. 4. Catherine, 
m. David Erskine (6). 5. Ebenezer, of Farmington, Me., m. Mary Bannister. 6. Hannah, m. 
George Erskine (5). 7. William, a soldier of the Revolution, m. Abigail Bennett. 8. Robert, a 
6oldier of the Revolution, m. Sally Richards. 9. Margaret, m. (1) in 1794 Capt. John Dickey, 
b. 24 Aug. 1772, lost at sea, s. of Capt. John and Sarah (Erskine) (1, ii); m. (2) in Strong, Me., 
• Colyer. 10. John, d. unm. 11. Simeon, m. Mary Bryant. 

tThe names of these children are given in a record kept by Elijah Philip Crooker of Bristol. 

t Vide supra, footnote. 

§ Roxanna Jones, daughter of Simeon and Hannah (Jones), married, as his second wife, Levi 
Bryant. Martha Washington Richards, daughter of Elbridge Gerry and Hannah (Jones) (Jones), 
married Samuel F. Erskine (31), q. v. 



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ii. John, b. 31 Mar. 1791; left town when a young man, and was never 

heard from again, 
iii. Richard, served in the War of 1812. George J. L. D. Erskine, 

who d. at Portland, Me., 11 Nov. 1907, aged 72 years, 7 months, 

"son of Richard and Hannah," was probably a son of this Richard 

Erskine. 

23. iv. George, b. at Bristol 20 Apr. 1794. 

24. v. Alexander, b. at Bristol in 1796. 

vi. Roger Handly, m. Maria McCobb; said to have settled in the 

interior of Maine, 
vii. Betsey, m. 5 July 1811 John Chapman, 4th, of Nobleborough, 

Me. Children: 1. John F., m. Mary E. Campbell. 2. Mary, 

m. William Childs. 
viii. Jonas, m. ; settled somewhere in the interior of Maine. 

Child by second wife: 

ix. Margaret, b. in 1803; d. 10 June 1886; m. (intention recorded 
20 Nov. 1826) her first cousin, John Erskine 8 (13), q.v. Eleven 
children. 

6. David 2 Erskine (Alexander 1 ), of Bristol, Me., mariner, -born at 

Bristol about 1759, lived to a great age. He married Cath- 
erine Jones, daughter of Richard.* 

In middle life he was an extensive landowner. His resi- 
dence was on the east side of the Pemaquid River, on land 
originally granted to his father. 

Children (order unknown) : 

25. i. James,' b. at Bristol. 

26. ii. John, b. at Bristol in Jan. 1795. 

27. iii. David, b. at Bristol in 1798. 

iv. William, served in the War of 1812; left town when a young man, 
and was never heard from again. 

v. Margaret, m. Nathaniel Webb, Jr., of Newcastle, Me., b. 5 
July 1799, s. of Nathaniel and Lydia (Tukey). Children: 1. 
Albert S. 2. George W. 3. Matthew C. 4. Jane G., d. in 1850. 
5. Mary L., m. Isaiah Chase of Harwich, Mass. 6. John, d. at 
the age of 24. 7. Nathaniel. 8. Addie. 

vi. Sarah, m. (1) Erastus Jones; m. (2) Robert Hull, b. in Ireland. 
Child by first husband: 1. Robert, who took the surname Hull, 
m. (intention recorded 1 Nov. 1851) his second cousin, Mahala 
P.< Erskine (23, vi), b. 19 Dec. 1832, d. 20 Feb. 1859, dau. of 
George and Sarah (Perkins) of Bristol. Children by second hus- 
band: 2. William. 3. John. 4. Samuel. 5. James. 6. Nancy. 
7. Maria. 

vii. Eunice, m. John Bates; settled in Avon, Me. 

viii. Betsey, d. young. 

7. Capt. Robert 2 Erskine (Alexander 1 ), born at Bristol, Me., 

about 1761, died 5 Feb. 1827. He married, 21 Oct. 1800, 
Margaret Maguire, who died 27 Dec. 1851, in her 79th 
year, daughter of Patrick and Margaret (Tully), who settled 
first at Boothbay, Me., but some years later exchanged farms 
with Thomas Boyd of Bristol. 

Robert Erskine was both a soldier and a sailor in the 
Revolutionary War, and was in active service, for most of 
the time on the sea, from 1776 until the close of the War. 
The muster rolls at the State House in Boston show that he 
enlisted as a private in Capt. Caleb Turner's company on 

• Vide tupra, p. 22, footnote. 



24 The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. [Jan. 

26 Mar. 1776 and again on 10 Sept. 1777; also as a lieutenant 
on the privateer Lincoln Galley, commanded by Capt. John 
Curtis, on 19 Mar. 1781, serving 4 months and 4 days, but 
tradition in his family says that he spent much of his time in 
sea service. After the War, according to documents published 
by the Maine Historical Society, he evidently did some pri- 
vateering on his own account. He became later a successful 
shipmaster and a large owner of real estate. 

In the Direct Tax of 1798 he is recorded as having a dwell- 
ing house valued at $120 and 300 acres of land, although not 
then married. The dwelling house was probably the home- 
stead which he held in accordance with an agreement among 
the heirs of his father that he should care for and maintain 
his mother so long as she lived. Margaret, his widow, lived 
for a few years in Boston after Robert's death. 

Children: 

28. i.' Robert/ b. at Bristol 10 July 1801. 

ii. Henry, b. 30 Aug. 1803; d. 15 Oct. 1828. 

iii. Margaret, b. 25 Oct. 1804; d. 12 Nov. 1886; m. 5 Sept. 1825 
Thomas Kellet of New York City. Children: 1. Thomas Henry, 
b. 8 Apr. 1829; d. at sea 19 Sept. 1846. 2. Margaret Anna, b. 
28 Jan. 1832; d. 17 June 1851. 3. Alexander, b. 16 Apr. 1834; 
lost at sea 25 Oct. 1853. 4. Robert John, b. 25 Feb. 1840; d. at 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 9 Jan. 1908; m. late in life the widow of his 
first cousin, Henry* Erskine (28, ii), q.v., s. of Robert and Agatha 
(Hatch), but was dirorced from her. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 6 Dec. 1806; d. unm. 3 Apr. 1846. 

v. John F., b. 2 Oct. 1809; d. 13 Sept. 1849. 

8. David 3 Erskine (Alexander, 2 Alexander 1 ), born at Bristol, Me., 

1 Dec. 1788, died at Randolph, Me., 27 Apr. 1866. He married 
Betsey (Waltz) Groton, who died 14 Jan. 1885, aged 83 
years, 9 months, daughter of Benjamin Waltz of Noble- 
borough, Me., and widow of John Groton.* 

David Erskine was a soldier in the War of 1812. He settled 
in that portion of Pittston, Me., which later was incorporated 
as Randolph. 

Children: 

i. William Groton, 4 b. 27 Jan. 1825; d. unm. 23 Oct. 1878. 

ii. Alexander, of Whitefield, Me., b. 14 Aug. 1831; d. unm. 

iii. Andrew Jackson, of Randolph, b. 12 Oct. 1834; liring at Gardiner, 
Me., in 1918; m. 12 Jan. 1862 Margaret M. King. Child: 
1. Ella Frances,* b. 15 Nor. 1863; m. at Augusta, Me., 9 Nov. 
1880, Ererett E. Brookings. 

9. Joseph 3 Erskine (Alexander, 2 Alexander 1 ), born at Bristol, Me., 

2 Sept. 1789, died at Wiscasset, Me., 15" July 1856. He 
married first (intention recorded 11 Dec. 1817) Rhoda House 
of Bristol, who died in 1828 or 1829; and secondly, in 1830, 
Mary Chaney, born in 1801, died in 1870, daughter of Ralph 
of Wiscasset. At the time of his first marriage he was a 
resident of Whitefield, Me., and was living there as late as 
1824; but the farm on which he spent the last years of his 
life was located on the line between Wiscasset and Alna, 

• She had two sons by her first husband, John Groton, viz., William and Benjamin. 



1920] The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. 25 

Me., a part being in each town. It came with his second 
marriage. 

Joseph Erskine served on the Canadian border in the War 
of 1812, although his name does not appear in the published 
muster rolls. The writer has in his possession a letter written 
by Joseph Erskine to his father, while he was serving with 
his regiment at Sacket Harbor, N. Y. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Thomas, 4 teamster, b. 7 Jan. 1820; d. at Everett, Mass., 17 Aug. 
1891; m. at .Roxbury, Mass., 1 Jan. 1856, Lydia M. Dunton, 
dau. of Benjamin. When a young man he went to Boston, 
Mass., and settled in the suburb of Roxbury. Children: 1. Willie, 6 
b. 2 May 1858; d. 21 May 1868. 2. Everett, b. 26 Aug. 1859. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 16 Sept. 1821; d. at Maiden, Mass., 10 Apr. 1903; 
m. (1) in Dec. 1841 William H. Achorn, who went to California 
in 1849 and d. at Sacramento, Cal., 23 Aug. 1852; m. (2) N. B. 
Haynes of Lincoln, Mass. Children by first husband. 1. Myra 
Woodward, b. 1 Sept. 1844; m. 21 June 1866 Alexander- B. Weeks. 

2. Caroline Carleton, b. 6 Jan. 1846; m. 16 June 1869 Henry 
Sawyer. 3. Mary Elizabeth, b. 2 May 1848; m. 10 Sept. 1883 
Frank H. Converse of Newcastle, Me. ; no children. 

iii. David, b. in 1823; m. 3 Sept. 1848 Angelina Downing, dau. of 
John and Jane of Roxbury, Mass. He followed his brother to 
Roxbury. Children: 1. Adelaide, 6 b. 3 Apr. 1849; m. in Boston, 
Mass., 24 Oct. 1867, James Snow, Jr. 2. James T., b. 14 Jan. 
1851; d. 26 Apr. 1881; m. in Boston, Mass., 21 Jan. 1871, May 
Maude Wayne, who had been previously married and who m. (3) 
in Boston, 3 June 1882, Charles H. Smith of Jacksonville, 111. 

3. Frederick Alonzo, b. 26 June 1852; d. 7 Dec. 1889; m. 29 Oct. 
1882 Julia P. Proctor of Boston, Mass.; three children. 4. Jenny, 
b. 11 Aug. 1861. 

iv. Abbie, b. at Whitefield in 1826; d. in Boston, Mass., 19 Nov. 1884; 
m. in Bristol (intention recorded 4 Sept. 1847) Joseph B. Hall of 
Nobleborough, Me., boat builder, who d. at Damariscotta, Me., in 
1912. They lived at Nobleborough until 1860, when they moved 
to Quincy, Mass. Children: 1. Mary Frances, b. 13 Feb. 1850; m. 
at Quincy John Pierce. 2. William Chase, b. 5 Feb. 1852. 3. John 
Alton, b. 5 Sept. 1855. 4. George Ansel, b. 5 Sept. 1857. 5. 
Edward Melvin, b. at Quincy 21 Feb. 1865; d. 3 Feb. 1866. 

Children by second wife: 

v. Joseph, b. in 1831; a soldier in the Civil War; d. in Libby Prison, 

Richmond, Va., in May 1864. 
vi. Susan Crooker, b. 22 Sept. 1834; m. at Wiscasset, 25 Dec. 1855, 

Elbridge Blagdon. Children: 1. Florence, b. 28 Oct. 1856; 

d. 30 Aug. 1881. 2. Mary Elizabeth, b. 15 July 1860; living in 

Brookline, Mass., in 1918. 
vii. James, b. in 1837; a soldier in the Civil War; killed in the Battle 

of Williamsburg (Va.) 6 May 1862. 
viii. Samuel Blaslin, of Wiscasset, hotel keeper, b. in Nov. 1844; 

d. in Boston, Mass., 15 May 1880; m. 19 Dec. 1871 Hattie M. 

Foye, dau. of Philip and Isabella K. (Quinnam) of Wiscasset. 

She m. (2) 8 Dec. 1881 Thomas Wiseman of Newcastle, Me., 

and was living in California in 1917. Children: 1. Joseph Seavey, 6 

b. in 1872; d. in 1S73. 2. Lillian Belle, b. 1 June 1873. 3. Joseph 

Foster, b. 11 June 1874; living at Wiscasset in 1919. 4. WiUard 

Everett, b. in 1878; d. in 1881. 

10. William 3 Erskine (Alexander, 2 Alexander 1 ), born at Bristol, 
Me., 3 Nov. 1793, died there 31 Dec. 1843. He married at 



26 The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. [Jan. 

Bristol (intention recorded 13 Feb. 1818) Tamsin Richards, 
born 3 Apr. 1795, died 31 May 1865, daughter of Lemuel and 
Sarah (Bailey). 

In 1816 William Erskine bought 30 acres of land on the 
east side of Pemaquid Pond of Alexander 3 Erskine (16), 
which he sold in 1818. In 1820 he bought land in Whitefield, 
Me., which he sold in 1823. He probably lived there a few 
years. In 1830 he was living at Pittston, Me., but he prob- 
ably returned later to Bristol, as both he and his wife are 
buried there. 

Children: 

i. Emeline E.,< b. in May 1819: d. *. p. 26 Sept. 1863; m. 12 Nov. 

1850, as his second wife, ner second cousin, Joseph Poland 4 

Erskine (23, ii), q. v., b. 4 Oct. 1823, d. 23 Sept. 1874. His first 

wife was her sister Tamsin (see below), 
ii. Sarah Jane, b. in Nov. 1821 ; d. 24 Apr. 1842. 
iii. Tamsin, b. in 1824; d. *. p. 19 May 1849; m. 11 Sept. 1846 her second 

cousin, Joseph Poland 4 Erskine (23, ii), q. v., b. 4 Oct. 1823, 

d. 23 Sept. 1874. 
29. iv. Simon, b. either at Whitefield or Pittston, Me., in Aug. 1827. 
v. Barbara, b. 16 Jan. 1830; d. 21 Sept. 1830. 
vi. Stephen Girard, b. in Jan. 1832; d. 24 Oct. 1851. 

11. Thomas 3 Erskine (Alexander* Alexander 1 ), born at Bristol, 

.Me., 16 Sept. 1799, died 12 Oct. 1826. He married, 25 Dec. 

1823, being then of Whitefield, Me., Barbara Richards, 

daughter of Lemuel and Sarah (Bailey) and sister of Tamsin 

Richards, who married his brother, William Erskine (10). 

Barbara (Richards) Erskine married secondly, 24 Dec. 1827, 

Rev. John Batchelder of Bristol, and had by him nine 

children.* 

Children: 

i. Lemuel R.,* b. 3 Oct. 1824; went to Australia. 

ii. Thomas A. (twin), b. 26 May 1826. 

iii. Mary P. (twin), b. 26 May 1826; d. young. 

12. Joshua Taylor 3 Erskine (Alexander, 2 Alexander 1 ), born at 

Bristol, Me., 18 Sept. 1801, died 31 Jan. 1882. He married, 
in 1830, Mary Place, born 4 May 1801, died 4 June 1869. 

He lived at Bremen, Me., until 1839, when he moved to 
Exeter, Me. 
Children : 
i. Mary Folger 4 (twin), b. 17 July 1831; m. 12 Mar. 1852 William 

Flint. Two sons, one daughter, 
ii. Mehitable Place (twin), b. 17 July 1831; m. 31 Dec. 1857 Charles 

Josselyn. No children, 
iii. Clara, b. 12 June 1834; m. 30 Mar. 1854 Sanborn French. 
iv. Adeline, b. 15 Mar. 1836; m. 9 Nov. 1861 Hiram Race. No 
children. 

• Rev. John Batchelder, who married Mrs. Barbara (Richards) Erskine, was a Methodist 
minister in Bristol for a number of years, and was settled over both the Bristol and the Round 
Pond churches. His children were: 1. Ann B., b. 28 Feb. 1829; m. 8 Apr. 1854 William Grant. 
2. John W., b. 26 Dec. 1830; settled in California. 3. Sarah J., b. 26 Apr. 1833; d. 8 Oct. 1857; 
m. 28 Apr. 1856 Capt. Melville C. Erskine (33, ii), q. v. 4. Benjamin F., b. 27 Aug. 1834; d. young. 
5. Mary E., b. 18 Apr. 1837; m. (1) 5 Sept. 1858 Abram Palmer; m. (2) James Wood. 6. Susan 
M.. b. 26 Oct. 1838. 7. Chester W., b. 26 Mar. 1840. 8. Enos R., b. 3 Aug. 1844. 9. Daniel F., 
b. 19 May 1847. 



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v. Charles, b. 21 Feb. 1839; d. young. 

vi. Ellen, b. 13 Apr. 1841; m. 6 Apr. 1862 Aaron Wesley Stevens. 

vii. Charles A., b. 6 Apr. 1843; d. unm. 9 Sept. 1910. 

viii. Julia, b. 28 Dec. 1848; d. unm. 4 Apr. 1865. 

13. John 3 Erskine (Alexander, 2 Alexander 1 ), of Bristol, Me., born 

at Bristol 16 Aug. 1803, died in 1895. He married (intention 
recorded 20 Nov. 1826) his first cousin, Margaret 3 Erskine 
(5, ix), q.v., born in 1803, died 10 June 1886. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth J., 4 d. 26 June 1893; m. in Bristol (intention recorded 
3 July 1848) her first cousin, Simon 4 Erskine (29), q. v., of Bristol, 
b. in Aug. 1827, d. 17 Sept. 1892, s. of William and Tamsin 
(Richards). 

ii. Emily C, d. 6 Mar. 1913; m. 28 Nov. 1857 her second cousin, 
Solomon Trask 4 Erskine (27, iii), q. v., of Bristol, b. 8 May 
1830, d. 3 Mar. 1900, s. of David and Maria (Trask). 

iii. Margaret, d. young. 

iv. Alexander, d. young. • 

v. Roger, d. young. 

vi. A child, d. young. 

vii. John Harvey, d. unm. 21 Jan. 1863. He served in the Civil War 
as a private in Co. I, 21st Maine Infantry. 

viii. Mary, unm. 

ix. Tamsin, m. 5 Dec. 1872 John Smith of Bath, Me. No children. 
30.'x. Elbridge Gerry, b. at Bristol 4 Aug. 1844. 
31. xi. Samuel F., b. at Bristol 30 May 1846. 

14. Alexander 3 Erskine (Alexander, 2 Alexander 1 ), of Bristol and 

Damariscotta, Me., born at Bristol 5 June 1807, died at 

Damariscotta about 1858. He married at Bristol, in 1833, 

Catherine Bryant, who died in Boston, Mass., 19 Apr. 

1877, aged 67. 

Children : 

i. Clementina, 4 b. 3 Dec. 1834; m. at Thomaston, Me., Robert 
Robinson. Residence, Damariscotta. Children: 1. Elizabeth. 

2. Charles. 3. Thomas C. 4. Minnie. 5. John. 

ii. Margaret, b. 22 Feb. 1837; m. at Thomaston, Me., Jacob East- 
man. Residence, Belfast, Me. Children: 1. Adella. 2. Benjamin. 

3. Anne. 4. Ulysses. 

iii. Charles, of Damariscotta, b. 2 Oct. 1838; living at Everett, Mass., 
in 1919; m. 8 July 1865 Martha Hiscock, (Jau. of Joseph and 
Mary (Stetson) of Damariscotta. Children: 1. Josephine* b. 25 
Sept. 1867. 2. Elizabeth, b. 12 June 1877. 

iv. William Taylor, of Damariscotta, b. 4 Mar. 1841; d. 18 Apr. 
1917; m. (1) in Boston, Mass., 18 June 1863, Zoa Barstow, b. 
25 Oct. 1840, d. 5 July 1888, dau. of James and Mary (Flint); 
m. (2) in Boston, 29 Sept. 1890, Mrs. Elvina (Jones) Harring- 
ton, dau. of Emery and Nancy Jones. Children: 1. William 
Henry, 6 b. 29 Aug. 1865; m. Jennie Burnham. 2. Jessie Frances, 
b. 28 July 1868; m. 24 Dec. 1889 Theodore L. Clark; residence, 
East Hartford, Conn. 3. Mary Katherine, b. 11 Aug. 1871; m. 
Frank Leon Wheeler. 4. Elmyra Alice, b. 17 Nov. 1875; m. 
Homer D. Thrasher. 5. Wilder Kimball, b. 11 Oct. 1879; d. 2 
Oct. 1889. 

v. Josephine, b. 23 May 1843; m. in Boston, Mass., 5 Sept. 1871, 
Leroy N. Kimball, b. at Bradford, Mass., s. of William N. and 
Priscilla. Residence, Boston. No children. 

vi. Ruth Ann, b. 28 Apr. 1845; m. at Damariscotta, 23 Apr. 1863, 
Samuel F. Barstow. Residence, Damariscotta. Children: 1. 



28 The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. [Jan. 

Delia, b. 18 Sept. 1865; m. 11 June 1887 George Tomlinson. 

2. Newhall, b. 28 Mar. 1870. 3. Ejjie, b. 1 Aug. 1873. 4. James, 
b. 8 Apr. 1878; m. Kate Hilton. 

vii. Mary Jane, b. 29 Dec. 1848; m. at Thomaston, Me., Oscar Glotd. 
Residence, Thomaston. Children: 1. Carrie. 2. Lizzie. 3. Oscar. 

viii. Sarah Frances, b. 11 June 1851; d. at Thomaston, Me., at the 
home of her sister, Mrs. Gloyd; m. in Boston, Mass., Porter 
Newhall. Residence, Boston. Child: 1. Leroy, of New York City. 

15. Simon Elliot 3 Erskine (Alexander, 2 Alexander 1 ), born at 

Bristol, Me., 20 July 1809, died at Brockton, Mass., 20 Mar. 
1882. He married, '31 Dec. 1833, Irene McCobb, born 14 
Jan. 1814, died in Boston, Mass., 19 Mar. 1885, daughter 
of Capt. Samuel and Abbie (Loud). 

Simon Elliot Erskine resided on the old homestead in 

Bristol until 1847, when the place was sold to Weeks, 

and he moved to Massachusetts. 

Children : 

i. Mary Louisa, 4 b. 5 Feb. 1835; d. 30 May 1888; m. (intention 
recorded 19 Sept. 1854) Alden A. Day of Damariscotta, Me.; 
removed to Hastings, Minn. Children: 1. Frances Lillian, b. 
22 Aug. 1855. 2. Everett Leslie, b. 9 Mar. 1857; d. 27 Aug. 1857. 

3. George Washington, b. 7 May 1859; d. 5 Jan. 1865. 4. Mary 
Grace, b. 28 Apr. 1860. 5. Abbie Ella, b. 12 Oct. 1862. 

ii. Barbara Batchelder, b. 24 Sept. 1837; m. at Abington, Mass., 
25 Nov. 1863, Isaiah Cushman, s. of Levi and Betsey of Sumner, 
Me. Children: 1. Charlotte A., b. 22 Aug. 1864; d. 22 Aug. 1865. 
2. Charles A., b. 16 Dec. 1865. 3. George E., b. 3 Jan. 1869. 

4. Horace C, b. 22 Feb. 1872. 

iii. Caroline Thayer, b. 10 Dec. 1839; d. 23 Aug. 1842. 

iv. Sarah Frances, b. 30 Apr. 1842; living at Whitman, Mass., in 
1919; m. in Boston, Mass., 2 Feb. 1887, John W. Pask of Bath, 
Me., b. in England, d. at Bath 3 Sept. 1894. No children.* 

v. Lewis Washburn, of Newcastle, Me., b. 25 Sept. 1845; m. (1) at 
Winchester, Mass., 29 Mar. 1876, Margaret Pierce, from whom 
he was divorced, dau. of Sewall and Margaret; m. (2) at New- 
castle Jennie Haggett. Children by first wife: 1. Mary Lincoln, 6 
b. 21 July 1877; d. 28 June 1879. 2. Celia Thaxter, b. 29 Aug. 
1880; m. Maudant; residence, Cliftondale, Mass. 

vi. Nathan Carter, b. 3 Oct. 1847; m. at Winchester, Mass., 22 Jan. 
1878, Mary E. Goodwin, dau. of Marchant and Isabella, formerly 
of Nova Scotia. He lived at Winchester for several years, then 
moved to Cliftondale, Mass., and in 1906 removed to Hoquiam, 
Wash. Children: 1. Adaline C., 6 b. 22 Jan. 1879; m. 1 Aug. 1900 
Edward L. Lawrence. 2. Irene I., b. 22 Dec. 1882; d. 2 Feb. 
1887. 3. Charlotte C, b. 24 June 1891. 

vii. Ambrose Blunt, b. at Bremen, Me., 1 Aug. 1850; d. unm. at 
Winchester, Mass., 27 Sept. 1875. 

viii. Caroline Estella, b. 16 Sept. 1853; d. unm. 13 July 1874. 

16. Alexander 3 Erskine (William, 2 Alexander 1 ), of Bristol, Me., 

born at Bristol 1 Feb. 1777, died 19 Sept. 1838. He married, 
18 Dec. 1800, Sarah Saunders, born 5 July 1782, died 12 
Aug. 1838, daughter of Samuel and sister of the wife of Alex- 
ander's brother Ebenezer (18). 

His land was situated on both sides of the Pemaquid River, 
but his house was on the east side. 

•Mrs. Pask'has been of great service to the compiler of this article in furnishing information 
regarding the early Erskine families. 



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Children: 

32. i. William, 4 b. at Bristol 17 Jan. 1804. 

ii. Samuel, b. 28 May 1806; d. at Bristol 23 Feb. 1837; m. 23 Dec. 
1832 Makt Cushman, who m. (2) 25 Jan. 1843 Charles Jones 
and had three children by him. Child: 1. Wesley C., 6 a private 
in Co. G, 15th Maine Infantry. 

iii. Jane, b. and d. 22 Oct. 1807. 

33. iv. Wilson, b. at Bristol 27 Sept. 1808. 

v. Clarissa, b. 4 July 1810; d. s. p. 11 Dec. 1833; m. 19 May 1831 
William Baker, s. of Andrew and Jerusha (Boynton) of Bristol. 
He m. (2) 17 Sept. 1834 Almira (Houdlette) Stilphin of Dresden, 
Me., by whom he had several children. 

vi. Alexander, of Lewiston, Me., b. 20 May 1812; d. at Lewiston 
19 Dec. 1874; m. (1) in 1835 Adeline Cushman, b. 17 June 1809, 

d. 3 Dec. 1857; m. (2) 2 Nov. 1858 Mrs. (Cushman) 

Gilmore, sister of his first wife. Child by first wife: 1. Mary 
Frances* m. at Lewiston, 22 Oct. 1868, Edwin Morse; residence, 
Boston. 

vii. Sarah, b. 6 July 1814; d. 6 Oct. 1839; m. 17 June 1836 Rev. Alonzo 
Barnard. Child: 1. Samuel, b. 1 Feb. 1837; d. 18 Sept. 1861. 

viii. Arthur, b. 20 Mar. 1817; d. unm. at Bristol 30 Sept. 1895. 

ix. Harriet, b. 2 Apr. 1819; d. 7 Nov. 1836. 

x. Mary Ann, b. 5 July 1823; d. 16 Jan. 1909; m. Norman Richards, 
b. 30 Aug. 1820, d. at South Pueblo, Colo., 27 Mar. 1895, s. of 
Archibald. In 1858 he went West and remained for a year or two 
at La Crosse, Wis. In 1860 he moved to Denver, Colo., and in 
1880 to South Pueblo. Children: 1. Adelbert E., of Pueblo, Colo., 

b. in Boston, Mass., 20 Apr. 1847; m. ; eight children. 2. 

Alonzo. 

17. John 3 Erskine (William, 2 Alexander 1 ), born at Bristol, Me., 
about 1780, died at Jefferson, Me., 12 Nov. 1862, aged 83. 
He married, 2 Oct. 1806, Margaret Bryant, who died 11 
Dec. 1865, aged 77. 

In Jan. 1806 he bought one-third of a sawmill in Ballstown, 
afterwards Jefferson, on the west side of the west branch of 
the Sheepscot River. He also bought land and built a house, 
in which he lived for the remainder of his life. 

Children: 

i. Alexander, 4 b. 18 June 1808; enlisted in 1861, being then of George- 
town, Me. . in the 1st Maine Battery, served for about a year, and 
d. in the South; m. 10 May 1834 Hannah Lull Dow of Jefferson, 
b. 27 Jan. 1818. He lived at Pittston, Me., until 1844. Children: 
1. Lloyd Quimby ,* b. 3 Jan. 1835; m. at Wiscasset, Me. (intention re- 
corded 3 Feb. 1860), Sarah A. Savage; served in the Civil War as 
a private in Co. G, 28th Maine Infantry. 2. Julia Maria, b. 
16 Mar. 1837. 3. Caroline Dow, b. 1 Sept. 1839; m. 22 June 
1861 James Grover, Jr., of Wiscasset, Me. 4. Fairfield, b. 21 
Feb. 1841; served in the Civil War as a private in Co. G, 4th 
Maine Infantry. 5. Edward Alexander, b. 6 Sept. 1842; d. 4 
Sept. 1843. 6. Rebecca Abbie, b. 25 Dec. 1843; d. in Sept. 1844. 
7. John Franklin, b. 7 Mar. 1845; d. at Detroit, Mich. 8. Alex- 
ander Edward, b. 15 Nov. 1847; living at Towle, Cal., in 1918. 

9. Mary Ellen, b. 23 Apr. 1849; living at Portland, Oreg., in 1918. 

10. Abbie Rebecca, b. 31 Mar. 1850; m. Simpson. 11. 

Cyrus Henry, b. 11 Mar. 1852. 12. Isaac Austin, b. 16 Feb. 
1855; d. at Towle, Cal. 13. Clara Belle, b. 30 Mar. 1857; living 
in Oregon in 1918. 14. Sewall Rogers, b. 31 July 1858. 

ii. Mary, b. in 1810; d. in 1893; m. (intention recorded in Dec. 1833) 
Otis Doe of Whitefield, Me. Residence, Windsor, Me. Child: 
1. George, killed in the Civil War. 



30 The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. [Jan. 

iii. Ruth, b. in 1812; d. in 1895; m. Milton Noyes of Windsor, Me., 
and resided there. Children: 1. Rebecca. 2. Abbie. 3. John. 4. 
Fred. 5. Mary. 6. Allen. 

iv. Cyrus, b. in 1814; removed to the West and d. unm. in California. 

v. A son, b. in 1816; d. in infancy. 

vi. Lydia, b. 10 Sept. 1818; d. 18 Jan. 1903; m. (1) Isaac B. Doe, b. 
14 Oct. 1819, d. 1 Feb. 1852; m. (2) Nicholas Orff, b. 21 May 
1816, d. 31 Aug. 1907. Residence, Waldoborough, Me. Child by 
first husband: 1. Ella Frances, b. 11 Feb. 1846; d. 26 Sept. 1847. 
Child by second husband: 2. Ella M., b. 9 Aug. 1860; m. 10 Feb. 
1889 Edward M. Wight of Belfast, Me.; residence, Waldoborough, 
Me. 

vii. Christopher, b. in 1820; m. at Pittston, Me. (intention recorded 
8 Nov. 1845), Mary Bowden; served in the Civil War. Children: 

1. Leonora,* b. at Pittston 14 Jan. 1846. 2. Alfred. 3. George. 
4. Clara. Possibly others. 

viii. John, b. in 1822; d. in the West; m. at Pittston, Me. (intention re- 
corded 13 Dec. 1845), Sarah Cole, who d. 30 Aug. 1846, aged 
23. After his wife's death he went West. 

ix. Margaret, b. in 1826; d. in 1902; m. 25 July 1852 Samuel Everett 
Weeks of Jefferson. They resided a few years at Jefferson, 
and then moved to Waldoborough, Me. Qhildren: 1. Lottie. 

2. Frederick. 3. William. 4. Abbie. 5. Edward. 6. Pauline, m. 
in 1892 Dr. S. C. Pierpont of Washington, Me. 

x. Abbie C, d. in Whitefield, Me.; m. (intention recorded 3 May 
1857) Georqe W. Carleton of Whitefield, where they resided 
for the greater part of their lives. Children: 1. John, b. in Feb. 
1858; went to Arizona and m. there. 2. Annie, b. 12 Aug. 1859; 
m. George M. Allen; one son. 

xi. William Penn, m. 9 Jan. 1850 Betsey Bowden; resided at White- 
field and Windsor, Me. Children: I. Mayo* enlisted in the 2d 
Maine Cavalry, and d. at Pensacola, Fla. 2. William Henry, 
went West, and d. at Rumford, Oreg. 3. Herbert. 4. Cora, 

m. Simmons. 5. Nora, m. Stackhouse. 6. John 

Noyes, of Augusta, Me., b. 30 Nov. 1858. 7. Frank Bowden, 
of Piqua, Ohio. 

xii. Pauline, b. in 1840; d. s.p. at Washington, Me., at the home of her 
niece, Mrs. S. C. Pierpont, 18 May 1914; m. David Henry 
Pulsifer of Pittston, Me. They lived at Whitefield,' Me., for 
a few years, and then moved to Waldoborough, Me. 

18. Ebenezer 3 Erskine (William, 2 Alexander 1 ), of Bristol, Me., 

born at Bristol in 1784, died 8 May 1835. He married, 15 

Dec. 1808, Jane Saunders, who died 4 June 1853, aged 73 

years, daughter of Samuel and sister of the wife of Ebenezer's 

brother Alexander (16). 

Children: 

i. Jane, 4 b. in 1809; d. 16 Aug. 1836. 

ii. James, b. in 1811; d. young. 

iii. Henry, b. in 1813; d. 13 Feb. 1839. 

iv. Ebenezer, b. in 1815; d. 25 Jan. 1839. 

v. Ruth Ann (twin), b. in 1817; d. 25 Mar. 1846. 

vi. William (twin), b. in 1817; d. unm. 9 Feb. 1896. 

vii. Thaes, b. in Oct. 1819; m. (intention recorded 29 Sept. 1849) Gates 

H. Sproul. Children: 1. William Erskine, b. in Aug. 1850; d. 

in Dec. 1872. 2. Ella Jane, b. 30 Mar. 1852. 3. Henry A., b. in 

1855. 4. Albert C, b. in Jan. 1859. 
viii. Sarah Reed, b. 4 Oct. 1821; d. 5 Mar. 1900; m. in 1842 James W. 

Partridge of Pemaquid, Me. Children: 1. Ebenezer Henry, 

b. 30 Jan. 1844; d. 22 Oct. 1846. 2. Jane Elizabeth, b. 19 Oct. 

1846; d. 10 June 1895. 3. Clara Frances, b. 7 Mar. 1852. 4. 

James Erskine, b. 1 Sept. 1854. 5. William Penn, b. 13 Nov. 



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1856. 6. Henry Clark, b. 21 Apr. 1859. 7. Fred Albert, b. 21 Apr. 
1862. 8. Julius Lincoln, b. 8 Nov. 1864; d. 23 Nov. 1907. 

19. Henry 3 Erskine (William, 2 Alexander 1 ), born at Bristol, Me., 
16 Dec. 1789, died 16 Feb. 1857. He married, 26 Nov. 1813, 
"Mary House, b. 18 Jan. 1794, died 16 Feb. 1870. 
Children: 

i. Joshua, 4 b. 1 Sept. 1814; d. 17 July 1841. 

ii. Thomas, school-teacher, b. 27 Nov. 1816; m. (intention recorded 
23 Mar. 1844) Charlotte McFarland. Children: 1. Thomas, 6 
lost at sea. 2. Eugene, non compos mentis. 

iii. Mary, b. 21 June 1818; m. in 1838 Joseph Hilton of Bremen, Me. 
Children: 1. Mary A., b. 24 Feb. 1839. 2. Abby E., b. 5 Nov. 
1840. 3. WiUiam H., b. 16 Apr. 1842. 4. Joseph E., b. 31 Dec. 
1844; killed in the Civil War, 18 Mar. 1865. 5. Clara E., b. 19 
Aug. 1847. 

iv. Abigail, b. 22 Apr. 1820; m. 15 Sept. 1861, as his third wife, Rev. 
Nathan Webb of Georgetown, Me., who d. at Searsmont, Me. 
No children. 

v. Andrew, b. 18 Feb. 1824; d. 27 Apr. 1902; m. Adelaide Perry 
of Rockland, Me., b. 18 Apr. 1838, d. 4 Feb. 1914, dau. of Capt. 
Job, Jr., and Maria (Butler) of Rockland. He settled at Rock- 
land, and was a captain in the 21st Maine Infantry in the Civil 
War. Children: 1. Maria Farrand, 6 b. 30 Oct. 1857; d. 17 Mar. 
1892. 2. Oscar Perry, b. 23 Mar. 1860; d. 29 Dec. 1910. 3. 
Carolyn Little, b. 2 Dec. 1861. 4. Charles Mallard (twin), b. 
27 Mar. 1869; d. 1 Nov. 1900. 5. Celia Maynard (twin), b. 27 
Mar. 1869; d. 13 Jan. 1875. 6. Luella Snow, b. 7 Aug. 1870; 
d. 2 June 1894. 7. Alice Chase, b. 6 July 1872. 

vi. Rufus, b. 22 Jan. 1825; went to California and d. there unm. 

vii. William Henry, b. 19 Apr. 1827; d. 28 Dec. 1896; m. (1) Mary 
M. Pierce, who d. at South Thomaston, Me., 30 Jan. 1859, dau. 
of Capt. Jacob and Mary L.; m. (2) Margaret J. Robbins, who 
d. 21 Jan. 1908. He went to California. Child by first wife: 1. 
Frederick, 6 b. in 1856; m. (1) at Chelsea, Mass., 8 Sept. 1880, 
Lizzie E. Gerrish; m. (2) at Hopkinton, Mass., 3 July 1888, Mrs. 
Lillie A. Brown; resides somewhere in the Middle West; five 
children. Children by second wife: 2. Mabel G. f b. 1 May 1870; 
d. 3 Feb. 1880. 3. W. Raymond, of Rockland, Me., b. 9 May 
1872; m. Josephine Edna Ray. 

viii. Lucretia, b. 14 Aug. 1832; d. at Everett, Mass., 5 Feb. 1898; m. 
at Bristol, 1 Mar. 1849, Joseph Reed Partridge, who d. in 
Boston, Mass., 24 Mar. 1899, s. of Jacob and Elizabeth (Bracket). 
They lived at Bristol until 1889, when they moved to Massa- 
chusetts. Children: 1. Mary E., b. 22 Feb. 1850. 2. Clara B., 

b. 6 Oct. 1852; m. Weston of Bremen, Me. 3. Frank t 

b. 22 Feb. 1855. 4. Albert R., b. 5 Feb. 1868. 

20. Robert 3 Erskine (William, 1 Alexander 1 ), born at Bristol, Me., 
3 Jan. 1795, died 14 Feb. 1854. He married at Bristol, 11 
Aug. 1824, Judith Staples, born at Poland, Me., 1 Mar. 
1804, died 11 Mar. 1889, daughter of Luke and Elizabeth 
(Cox). 

Robert Erskine lived in Waldo, Me., until 1833, when he 
moved to Belmont, Me., to that section which was set off in 
1855 and incorporated as Morrill. He served in the War of 
1812. 

Children : 

i. Ann Elizabeth, 4 b. 26 July 1826; d. at San Diego, Cal., 7 Feb. 
1914; m. 1 Jan. 1845 Samuel McCauseland. Children: 1. 



32 The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. [Jan. 

William, b. in Jan. 1847; d. in 1851. 2. Lizzie, b. in Feb. 1849; 
m. William Curtis. 

ii. Frank M., b. 29 Oct. 1827; d. 24 Nov. 1852. 

iii. Charles W., b. 18 June 1829; d. at Aspen, Colo. 

iv. Lydia, b. 11 Nov. 1831; d. in Chicago, 111., in 1897; m. at Natick, 
Mass., 1 Jan. 1851, Allen Philbrook, s. of Enoch of Hope, Me. 
Child: 1. Albert F., b. at Hope, Me., 12 July 1851. 

v. Thomas C, b. 15 Oct. 1833; d. unm. 18 Feb. 1871. 

vi. Simon S., b. 27 Sept. 1837; living in 1918; m. at Fairfield, Me., 
4 July 1859, Hannah L. Bates. He settled at La Grange, Me. 
He served in the Civil War as a private in Co G, 28th Maine 
Infantry. Children: 1. Robert L., 6 b. 24 Apr. 1860; d. at Twin 
Lakes, Colo., 6 Apr. 1882. 2. Lincoln M., b. 22 Jan. 1864; d. 
4 June 1872. 3. Hiram F., b. 23 Jan. 1866; m. at Brookville, Me., 
in July 1887, Carrie Green; four children. 4. Grant, b. 30 Mar. 
1868; d. 19 June 1872. 5. Thomas S., b. 2 Apr. 1870; m. at 
Belfast, Me., 21 June 1889, Myrtle L. Whitcomb; two children. 
6. Hannah L., b. 30 May 1872; m. (1) Ralph Jackson; m. (2) 
Charles Banks; two children by first husband and four children 
by second husband. 

vii. Kate, b. 17 Sept. 1839; d. at Oldtown, Me., in Apr. 1899; m. at 
La Grange, Me., in Nov. 1857, John Hancock. 

viii. George H., b. 16 Nov. 1841; living in 1918; m. (1) at Morrill, Me., 
in July 1862, Eliza J. Daggett; m. (2) Sylvia Sheldon. Chil- 
dren by first wife: 1. Oscar, 6 b. 2 Jan. 1865; m. Carrie Brier of 
Belfast, Me.; one son. 2. Robert Edwin, b. 9 Apr. 1873. 

21. Col. James 3 Erskine {William,' 1 Alexander 1 ), born at Bristol, 
Me., 27 June 1798, died in 1878. He married Caroline 
Little, who died 7 May 1871, daughter of Capt. Alexander 
and Frances (Nickels) of Newcastle, Me. 

Colonel Erskine was prominent and active in town affairs 
in Bristol, political, military, and civil. In the militia he 
attained the rank of colonel, and was long familiarly designated 
by that title by his fellow citizens. He held at different times 
nearly every town office, served also as county commissioner 
and as commissioner of State valuation, and was elected to both 
branches of the State Legislature. In 1872 he was chosen a 
presidental elector and cast his vote for Ulysses S. Grant. 

Children : 

i. Charles Frederic/ d. at the age of 17. 

ii. Albert, b. 27 June 1832; d. very suddenly at his desk 22 Nov. 
1875; m. in Chicago, 111., 29 June 1869, Cecilia DeWolf, living 
at Buffalo, N. Y., in 1919, dau. of William Frederick and Margaret 
P. (Arnold) of Providence, R. I. He served in the Civil War, 
rose to the rank of colonel of the 134th Illinois Cavalry, and was 
mustered out in 1865 as brigadier general. After the War he 
was employed in the U. S. District Court in Chicago. Children: 
1. James 6 b. and d. 8 June 1870. 2. Margaret Carolyn, b. 15 
July 1871; m. in Chicago, 15 June 1895, James Carey Evans of 
Buffalo, N. Y.; two children. 3. Albert DeWolf, b. 3 Nov. 1871; 
m. in Chicago, 2 Jan. 1902, Marion Brower; three children. 
4. James Drummond, of Locust Ferry, Long Island, N. Y., b. 
30 Oct. 1874; m. at Pelham Manor, N. Y., 14 Nov. 1914, Marion 
Rogers of Long Island; two children. 

iii. Clara, b. at Bristol; d. there unm. 

iv. Delia, d. at the age of 19. 

v. James Drtjmmond, b. in 1841; d. at Bristol 7 Jan. 1863, aged 22 
years. He enlisted early in the Civil War, and was commissioned 
first lieutenant in Co. E, 4th Maine Infantry. He served eighteen 
months, when he contracted the disease which caused his death. 



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22. Jonas W. 3 Erskine (William, 2 Alexander 1 ) , born at Bristol, Me., 

27 June 1798, died 2 Dec. 1832. He married, 15 Feb. 1827, 
Margaret Jones, born 28 Oct. 1806, died at Gloucester, 
Mass., whither she moved late in life, 4 Mar. 1888, daughter 
of Simeon and Mary (Bryant).* She married secondly, in 
1847, Harvey Knowlton, Sr., of Bremen, Me. 
Children : 

i. Laura J.,* b. 29 June 1828; d. 26 Apr. 1890; m. in Boston, Mass., 
24 July 1856, George B. Elkins of Boston. Child: 1. Emma, 
d. in Chicago, 111., 14 Sept 1915; m. twice. 

ii. Mary Ann, b. 17 Nov. 1829; d. at Bath, Me., in Jan. 1897; m. (1) 
1 Sept. 1849 Isaac Hodges of Damariscotta, Me.; m. (2) her 
second cousin, James W. 4 Erskine (25, ii), q. v., b. 22 Jan. 1825, 
d. at Bath, Me., 29 Nov. 1909, s. of James and Margaret (Jones) 
of Bristol. Child by first husband: 1. Ida Ellen, b. 25 Jan. 1851; 
d. 2 Mar. 1916; m. 24 Dec. 1876 her second cousin once removed, 
Elbridge Gerry 4 Erskine (30), ship carpenter, b. at Bristol 4 Aug. 
1844, d. at Bath 6 Oct. 1914, s. of John and Margaret (Erskine); 
settled at Bath ; one son (vide infra, 30, i) . Three children by 
second husband (vide infra, 25, ii). 

iii. Ellen, b. 14 Jan. 1832; m. Harvey Knowlton, Jr. 

23. George 3 Erskine (George, 2 Alexander 1 ), farmer, born at Bristol, 

Me., 20 Apr. 1794, died 24 Aug. 1874. He married Sarah 
Perkins, born 4 Oct. 1798, died 31 Oct. 1876, daughter of 
Samuel. 

On 10 Dec. 1821 he bought 46 acres of land in Bristol adjoin- 
ing that of his father-in-law. 

Children: 

i. Sarah Jane, 4 b. 24 Dec. 1821; d. 30 Nov. 1876; m. Joseph Richards 
of Thomaston, Me. 

ii. Joseph Poland, b. 4 Oct. 1823; d. 23 Sept. 1874; m. (1) 11 Sept. 
1846 his second cousin, Tamsin* Erskine (10, iii), b. in 1824, 
d. s. p. 19 May 1849, dau. of William and Tamsin (Richards); 
m. (2) 12 Nov. 1850 his second cousin, Eueline E.* Erskine 
(10, i), b. in May 1819, d. s. p. 26 Sept. 1863, an older sister of 
Tamsin; m. (3) 6 Oct. 1864 his second cousin, Mart D. 4 Erskine 

(26, vi), b. 2 Mar. 1836, d. , dau. of Col. John and Nancy 

(Huston). She m. (2) 20 Aug. 1880 Stearns L. Graves. Chil- 
dren by third wife: 1. Minnie, 6 d. young. 2. Frank, d. aged 
3 years. 3. Ida, m. Everett Francis of Winthrop, Mass. 

iii. John, b. 8 Dec. 1825; d. 16 Apr. 1841. 

iv. Alexander, b. 21 July 1828; d. 26 Mar. 1849. 

v. Patrick Handly, b. 28 Jan. 1831; d. 28 Feb. 1831. 

vi. Mahala P., b. 19 Dec. 1832; d. 20 Feb. 1859; m. (intention recorded 
1 Nov. 1851) her second cousin, Robert Hull (6, vi, 1), q. v., s. 
of Erastus and Sarah (Erskine) Jones. 

vii. Melissa, b. 3 Aug. 1835; m. Joseph Lane of Rockland, Me. 
34. viii. Lorenzo D., b. at Bristol 10 Mar. 1838. 

ix. Eliza Ann, b. 16 June 1841; d. 2 Jan. 1888; m. 8 May 1866 
Thouas C. Miller. 

24. Alexander 3 Erskine (George, 2 Alexander 1 ), of Bristol, Me., was 

born at Bristol in 1796. He married Pamela Perkins, born 

• 24 July 1802, daughter of Samuel and sister of the Sarah 

Perkins who married Alexander Erskine's brother George (23). 

*Vidc eupra, p. 22, footnote. 



34 Master Tate's Diary [Jan. 

Children : 

i. Edmund Mears, 4 b. 8 Sept. 1830; d. 6 Jan. 1895; m. in Mar. 1857 

Mary Jane Griffin of Oldtown, Me., b. 10 July 1836, d. 7 Jan. 

1907. He served as a private in Co. I, 1st Maine Heavy Artillery. 

Children: 1. Fred Eugene, 6 b. 26 Feb. 1860; d. 11 Dec. 1912. 

2. Effie Amelia , b. 15 July 1861; m. Rogers of Stillwater, 

Me.; residence, Oldtown. 
35. ii. Zenas F., b. at Bristol 10 Jan. 1832. 
iii. Jonas, b. in 1834; d. 23 Apr. 1835. 
iv. Mary, b. 17 Apr. 1835; d. 21 June 1911; m. 17 Nov. 1860 Peter 

Herald of Bremen, Me., b. 12 Aug. 1825; d. 13 Feb. 1900. 

Children: 1. Sands W., b. 6 Nov. 1861. 2. Thomas E., b. 12 Aug. 

1865. 3. Charles G., b. 25 Dec. 1869. 4. Eda M. f b. 15 May 

1872. 
v. Thomas G., b. in 1836; d. in the military service of the United 

States; m. Rose Griffin, sister of the Mary Jane Griffin who 

m. his brother, Edmund Mears Erskine (24, i). He served in the 

Civil War as a private in Co. C, 16th Maine Infantry. Child: 

1. Murray. 6 
vi. Hannah J., m. 23 June 1874 Andrew O. Hatch of Bristol. Child: 

1. A daughter, m. ; residence, Portland, Me. 

vii. Margaret, b. 24 Oct. 1847; d. 8 Jan. 1896; m. at Damariscotta, 
Me., 20 May 1863, Thomas Columbus Lessner^ Damariscotta, 
s. of Henry and Elizabeth. Children: 1. Mary, b. 14 Feb. 1866. 

2. Frank H., b. 25 Feb. 1872. 

[ To be concluded ] 



THE DIARY OF MASTER JOSEPH TATE 
OF SOMERSWORTH, N. H. 

From a manuscript in the possession of the New England Historic 

Genealogical Society 

[Continued from vol. 73, page 315] 

Mr. Gershom Plummer's who Married Judith Roberts 
Reuben Plummer Born March [worn] 
Sarah Aug. 4. 1765. 

Hannah 

Abigail Born May 27 1768 

Enoch Born on Thursday [worn] 

Mr. James Naylor's by his 1st Wife Martha [worn] 2nd Wo. Mary 
Pierce. 

Martha Naylor Born. 
2nd. 

Lydia. 
Mary. 
Deborah. 

Wo. Ruth Philpot's. 

Cap. James Philpot Born Jan. 27. 1740 O. S. 

Ruth. 

Molly. Aug. 24. 1742 

Benja. April 27th 1747 

Ann Perkins March 1st 1753 

[worn] Perkins Sep. 1. 1754 




1920] Master Tale's Diary 35 

Wo. Mercy Philpot 's 

Betty Philpot Born Jan. 26. 1745 
Ruth Feb. 2. 1747. 

Richard Aug. loth 1754. 

John Feb. 1. 1757. 

Moses. June 15. 1759. 

Mr Jonathan Wentworth's who Married Betty Philpot. 
Richard Wentworth Born April 29. 1766. 
Thomas Born June ye 4th 1768 

Luke Born Sunday night Feb. 2nd 1772 

Silvanus Born Sat. Oct. 14. 1775 

Louis Born Friday Sep. 10 1777 

Mr. Saml Roberts Juniors who Married Judith Randal. 
Ruth Roberts Born June 3rd 1754 
Sarah Sep 14th 1755 

Hannah 
Samuel 
Paul 

Lydia Jan 

Judith June 7. 1767 

Deborah Jan. 15. 1770 

Moses July 8. 1777 

Mr. Nathan Roberts's who Married Olive Mason 
Esther Roberts Born Aug. 7th 1754 
Hatevil Oct. 28th. 1755. 

John Jan. 26. 1757 

Nathan. Dec. 26. 1758 

Simon July 14 1760 

Benja Dec. 20. 1761 

Danl. Feb. 15. 1765 

Eunice Feb. 17. 1767 

Joseph Jan. 7. 1769 

Mr. Wm. Stiles's by Lydia Hanson his second Wife 
Tryphena Stiles Born Sep. 11. 1739 
Lydia Aug. 24. 1741 

Mercy Feb. 22. 1743 

Sarah Dec. 29. 1744 

William Dec. 9. 1747 

Mary. Oct. 3. 1750 Old Stile 

Deborah Mav 26. 1755 N. S. ™ . 

Elizabeth May 26. 1755 iwins 

John Oct. 19. 1756 

Abigail May 23. 1761 

Mrs Tryphena Stiles's 2 Children 1st ye Girl by [erased] 2nd ye Son 
by [erased] 

Molly Born Oct. 25th. 1757. 
Joseph. 

Mrs Lydia Stiless by Jacob Quinby. 

Jacob Quinbey Born May 21st 1766 

Wo. Eliz. Husseys Whose 1st Husbands name was Henry Tebbets. 
2nd Jos Hussey. 
1st 

Hepzibah Tebbets Born Feb. 8, 1736 
2d 

Danl Hussey Born Sep. 15. 1738 

VOL. lxxiv. 3 



36 Master Tate's Diary [Jan. 



Eliz. 


October 31. 1740. 


Saml 


Oct. 23. 1742. 


Phebe 


Nov. 23, 1744 


Anne 


Mar. 16. 1747 


Susannah 


Feb. 8. 1751 


Hannah 


March 1st 1753 



Susannah Tebbets Daughter of Peter Tebbets Deed Born 
December 21. 1761. 

Wo James's 

Eleanor James Wo Berry Born 
Hannah James 

Wo Mary Clements's Jnos Wo 
Sarah Clements Born 

Serjt. Jno Mason's by Esther Weymouth his Wife. 
Olive Mason Born 
John 
Mary 
Benja. 
Patience 
Isaac 
Esther. 

Lieut. Benjamin Wentworth's who Married Deborah Stimson 
Sarah Wentworth Born [worn] 
Benja May 31. 1732 

Bartholomew Nov. 28 [worn] 

Deborah Jan. 19. 1740 

Phebe. July 27. 1742 

Tamesin Dec. 22. 1744 

Lydia. Oct. 17 1748 

Dorothy. June 18. 1751. 

Wo Mary Roberts's 

James Roberts Born 

Aaron Roberts Born 

John 

Ebenezer 

Ichabod Born Sep. 17. 1748 

Samuel 

Jeremiah Nov. 17. 1753. 

Mr Joseph Varney's who Married Temperance Smith. 
Hannah Varney Born Feb. 20th. 1750. 
Abigail Dec. 20th 1754. 

Joseph May 20th 1756. 

Samuel Sep. 4. 1758. 

Temperance May 27. 1760 

Mr. James Roberts's who Married Elizabeth Roberts. 
Joseph Roberts Born 
Moses 
Elizabeth 

Mr. Jonathan Merrow's Junr whose 1st Wife was Phebe Heard. 2nd 
Hannah Wentworth. 
1st 

Thomas Merrow Born 

Anna. 

Jonathan. 

James. 



1920] Master Tate's Diary 37 

2nd 

Isaac Born Sep. 15th 1768 

Phebe 

Sally. 

Cap. Maurice Hobbs who Married Sarah Plumer 
Rebecca Hobbs Born Oct. 22. 1762 
Huldah Dec. 11th 1767. 

Joanna Sep. ye 9th 1769. 

Maurice April 4, 1772 Dy'd on Saturday Night 

Oct. ye 2nd 1773 
Sally Born Jan. 27. 1776 

Mr. Eliphalet Cromwels. 1st Wife name Esther Nock. 2nd Kezia Watt- 
son. 



1st 



Dorothy Cromwel Born 
Lucy 
Rachel 

Eliphalet Born July ye 12. 1752. N. Stile 

Silvanus 
2nd 

Hannah November ye 19th 1760 

Elizabeth December ye 19 1762 

Samuel Aug. 6. 1764 

Mrs Dorothy Cromwel one by Nathl Garland 
Nathaniel Garland Born June 7. 1765 

Mr. Danl. Smith's who Married Eliz. Chadbourn. 
William Smith Born Thur Oct. 25th. 1764 
Moses. Friday Feb. 27. 1767 

Danl January 7th 1770 

Reuben Born May 17. 1772 Sunday 

Betty June 15. 1776 

Mr Richd Gooding Juniors' who Married Kezia Tebbets. 
John Gooding Born. 
Sarah 
Moses 
Samuel 
James 
Danl 

Mr. Ebenezer Garland's who Married Abigail Powel. 
Abigail Garland Born 
Doddivah 
Rebecca 
Margaret. 

Wo Abigail Millers. 

Sarah Miller Born 
Abigail 

Mr. Ebenezer Roberts's who Married Sarah Miller. 
Joanna Roberts Born Jan. 1. 1761 
Deborah Aug. 10 1762 

Lydia April 1767 

John. Aug. 5th 1770. 

Issues of Capt. Thos. Miller Deed, who Marryd Deborah Roberts. 
Mary Miller Born Oct. ye 29. 1752 
Eliakim June 22nd 1754. 



38 Master Tate's Diary [Jan. 

Jane Mimmy 1 by Willm Chadwick 

Sarah Chadwick Born May 20, 1764 

James & Mary Roberts Born Aug. 1. 1761 Swore on James 
Roberts. 

Mr. Aaron Stacpole by his Wife Deborah Roberts. 

Samuel Roberts Benja Roberts Deeds, son Born Sep 17. 1763. 

Collo. Thos. Wallingford by his 3rd Wife Madam Elizabeth Prime. 
Saml. Wallingford Born Wed. Feb. 4 17 5[worn] 
Olive. May ye 29 1758. 

Mr. Joshua Stacpole by his- 2nd Wife Lucy Baker & by his 3rd Abig. 
Stacpole 
2nd 

Samuel Stacpole Born 

Lucy. 
3rd 

Joshua 

Charles 

Mary 

Ebenezer 

Margaret 

Henry 

Mercy Born Sunday May 18. 

Otes 

Andrew 

Tobias 

Capt. Joshua Stacpole Junr who Married Lydia Plumer. 
Elisha Stacpole Born Aug. 5, 1752 
Leonard. Feb. 28. 1766. 

Aaron. October 25. 1768. 

Sarah. Mar. 27th 1771. 

Polly Stacpole Born Monday April ye 13. 1778. 

Mr. William Stacpole who Married Ann Gray. 

Mr. Philip Stacpole who Married Elizabeth Tebbets. 

Mr. Charles Stacpole who Married Rachel Pray. 
Edmund Stacpole Born. 
Ruth. Born Feb. 15, 1769. 

Wo. Abra Chadwick's 

Sarah Chadwick Born Dec. 12. 1743 
William Sep. 25. 1745 

Elizabeth Aug. 29. 1747. 

Edmund Sep. 30. 1752. 

Jacob. Oct. 1756 

Mr. Joseph Roberts's who Married Joanna Gooding 
Thos. Roberts Born May 6. 1748 
Susannah May 7. 1750. 

Lydia Sep. 26. 1752 

Abigail April 19. 1755 

Rachel April 10. 1758 

Joseph May 30. 1760 

[worn] May 24. 1762 

Mary Roberts Born Oct. 5. 1768 
Elizabeth Born February 1767. 

Wo. Judith Laver's 

Mary Laver Born 



1920] Master Tate's Diary 39 

Sarah. 
William 

Mr. John Drew who Married Hannah Tebbets May 25. 1767. 
Jno. Drew Born July ye 17th. 1767. 
Francis Drew born May 24. 1770 
Abigail Drew Born Mar. 31. 1773. 
Edmund Born Sunday May 14. 1775 

Joanna Born Oct. 14. 1776. 

Mr. John Kenny's who Married Eliz. Brock. 
Moses Kenny Born Dec. 26th 1754. 
John 
Amos. 
Elizabeth 
Eunice 
Abra 
Paul 
James 
Mary 
Prissilla 

Mr. James Kenny who Married Mary Tuttle. 
James Kenny Born 

Mr. Robert Tate who Married Margaret Wallingford. 

David Tate Born Sunday June 24 1767 1769 [both dates given 

in original record] 
William Tate Born Friday Sep. 14. 1770 
Sophia Tate Born Saturday Aprl 17. 1773. 
Margaret Tate Born Oct. 19. 1775. 

Peulthai Born Monday Morning March ye 6th 1778. 

Betsey Born Monday Aprl 23. 1781. 

Eunice Born Oct. 1783. 

Sabra Born July 29. 1786. 

.Capt. Jno. Rollings's who Married Molly Carr. 

Hiram Rollings Born Monday July ye 6th 1767. 
Molly Rollins Born Feb. 21. 1769. 
John Rollins Born Saturday Jan. 26. 1771 
Elizabeth Rollins Born Sat. April 3rd 1773 
George Rollins Born Saturday Nov. 5th 1774. 
James Born Thurs. Night July 4. 1776. 

Betsy Rollins Born October 20 1778. 

Sarah Tebbets's by Saml. Nock. 

Saml. Nock Friday July ye 17th. 1767. 

Mr. Joshua Roberts's who Married Sarah Wallingford. 
Hannah Roberts Born 1735 
Elizabeth. Aprl 18 1737 

Thomas Nov. 1740 

Lydia July 31 1743 

Joshua. July 13. 1746 

Mr. Thos. Roberts who Married Eliz. Fall. 

Molly Roberts Born Dec[worn] 1766 
Jonathan Born Nov. 16. 1767 

Mr. Joshua Roberts' who Married Mrs Joanna Wentworth Daughter 
of Mr Mark Wentworth Deed. 

Eliz. Roberts Born April 5th 1768 
Sarah Dec. 26. 1770 



40 Master Tate's Diary [Jan. 

Thomas Born Thur Sep. 14. 1773 

Molly Sunday morng Jan. 8th 1775. Molly Dyd 

on Sunday [worn] 

Mr. Moses Paul's whose 1st Wife was Abigail Mason. 2nd Wo. Damm, 
Saml Widow. 3rd Patience Mason. Serjt Jno Mason's Daughter. 
1st Wife. 

Benja. Mason Paul Born Sep. 26. 1755 
Josiah Nov. 26. 1757. 

Daniel Feb. 1760 

3d 

Isaac July 6th 1765. 

Edmund April 14. 1767. 

Moses. July 30. 1768. 

Samuel & David January ye 29. 1771 
Abigail Paul Born Thur. morng Sep. the 2nd 1773. 

Mr. Ichabod Rollins's Junr who Married Ruth Philpot July ye 4th 1768. 
Son Andrew Born Oct. 29 1770 

Daughter Lydia Born on Sunday Morn Dec. 20th 1772 
Sabra Born Wed. Morn. Jan. 11th 1775 

Jeremiah Born Sunday June 29th. 1777. 

Ruth Born Saturday Night Aug. ye 7. 1779. 

Mr. Jno. Brown's who Married Hannah Wallingford. 
Jno Born Apr. 27. 1752 
Paul Aug. 24th 1754. 

Josiah Mar. 23. 1756. 

Charles Sep. 13. 1761. 

Mr. Nathl. Wentworth's who Married Patience Abbott. 
Moses Born April 6th. 1766. 
Mary April 10th 1768. 

Wo. Mary Wentworth's Thos Wentworth's widow. 

Martha Born Jan. 17th 1738 [or 1739] N. S. 



Moses 


Nov. 8th 1740 


Mary 
Nathaniel 


April 11th 1742 
Oct. 21st 1743. 


. * Richd. 
Jedidiah 


May 16th 1746. 
Nov. 2. 1748 


James 


Mar 1st 1752 


Caleb 


Nov 21st. 1753 


Love 


May 16. 1756 


Widow Abigail Downs's Jno. Downs's widow 
Phineahas Downs Born 


Reuben. 




Esther. 




Gershom. 




John. 





Wo. Abigail Ricker Paul Ricker's Wo. 
Gershom Ricker Born 
Elizabeth. 
Olive. 
Paul. 
Joseph. 

Mr. Jacob Quinbey who Married Tamesin Wentworth. 

Benjamin Wentworth Quinbey born December 5. 1768 
Eunice Quinby Born on Saturday Feb. 15th 1771. 



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Rebecca Born Friday Morn July 17. 1772. 

Son John Born Wed. Mar. ye 5. 1777 

Mr. Israel Pierce Who Married Mary Curtice of [illegible] 
Thomas Pierce Born Nov. 1st 1748 N. S. 
Israel. 
Lemuel. 
Curtis. 
Benja. 
Joseph. 
Stephen. 
Mary. 

Mr. Gershom Wentworth's who Married Hannah [illegible] 

Nabby Wentworth Born May 7 [illegible] New Stile 

Jonathan Young Born Jan. 2 [illegible] 

William March ye 16th 1768 

Andrew Born 

Elijah Born Sep. 21. 1775 

Hannah Born 

Mr. Nathal Ricker who Married Marcy Nock Gone to [illegible] 
Lydia Nock Born Sep. ye 24th 1747. 
Benja. May May. 6th 1755 

Nathl Nov. 13. 1757 

Paul October 11. 1765. 

Mr. Daniel Wentworths who Married Dorcas Merrow. 

Born July ye 25. 1768 

Miss Deborah Carpenters [word gone] by Otis Stacpole. 

Girl by Zebulon Davis named Susannah Born Feb. 13. 1768 

Mr. Danl. Hussey's who Married Bethiah Varney. 
Joseph Hussey Born Sep. 3rd 1765 
Sarah Nov. 13th 1766 

John Sep. 13. 1768. 

Patience Hussey Born on June ye 4. 1774 
Content Born May 22. 1780. 

Wo. Sarah Philpot Jnos. Wo. 

Nabby Born March 25. 1753 
Rachel July 1st 1755. 

Mrs. Hannah Pappoon By John Drew. 
Abigail Drew Born Oct. 4. 1767 
Wm. Stacpole Born Sep. 3. [blotted, probably 1777.] 

Mrs. Hannah Plaistead Pr Amos Ricker 

A Girl Named Sarah Ricker Dec. 24. 1768. 

Mr. Hatevil Roberts Deed, by his Wife Mary Roberts Deed. 
Saml. Roberts Born April 12. 1751 0. S. 
Olive Dec. 29. 1752 [possibly 1758] 

Mrs. Sarah Wentworth Daugtr of Ensn. Samuel Wentworth of Sommers- 
worth 

One by Capt. Ebenr. Ricker Born Jan. 17th 1769 Boy Named 
Ebenez. 

Mr. Richard Whitehouse who Married Hannah Goodwin 
Andrew Whitehouse Born March 31. 1768 
Elisha February 27. 1770 

Elizabeth Whitehouse Born Saturday about one oth ye Clock 
July ye 23rd 1772. July ye 25th 1772 [evidently a correction 
of July 23rd. July 25, 1772, was Saturday.] 



42 * Master Tate's Diary [Jan. 

Lydia Bora Tuesday Aprl. 1st 1777 

Mr. Danl. Roberts who Married Susannah Peery. 
Eliz Roberts Born June 18. 1758 

Eliz. Roberts Love's Daughter one by Joseph Pray. 

Joseph Pray Born Sunday May ye 25th 1766. 

Jan. 21. 1771 a son Born Named Edmund by Danl. Pierce. 

Ivory Nobody Born on Thursday Aug. 20. 1778. 

Mr. Daniel Straws who Married Joanna Roberts Thursday Night Mar. 
3. 1768. 

She was Deliver'd of a son on Sunday March 6. [He] Dyd & 

was Buried on March 7th. 1768. 
Sunday June 4. 1769 Hannah Straw Born. 
Mary Born Oct. 4. 1771. Friday. 
Sally Born Tues. Night Dec. 28. 1773 
Son Danl. Born Thursday Sep. 19. 1776 
Nanny Born April 1st 1778. 
Moses Born May 

Mr. Nathl Garland's Who Married Thos. Ricker's Wo. 
1st Husband. 

Mehetabel Ricker Born Dec. 27th. 1764 
2nd 

Joanna Garland Born Feb. 27. 1768. 

Abigail May 18. 1770. 

Nathl _ Born Sunday Night Feb. 13th. 1774 

Mr. Paul Wentworth's who Married Mary Higgins of Berwick June 21. 
1769. 

Joanna Wentworth Born Dec. 10. 1770 

Mary Born Dyd Sep. 29. 1772 

Tilley Wentworth Born Monday [worn] 

Mr. Thos Noble's Junr. who Married Abigail Hodsdon. 
Sarah Noble Born July 4th 1767 Saturday 
Betty Born February ye 20th 1769 Tues. 

Jno. Born on Wed Mar. 31. 1773 

Thos. Born on Friday May ye 26th 1775 

Polly Born Saturday Night May 17th 1777. 

Hannah Born Monday Dec. 4. 1770. wch was Omitted. 
Daughter Lydia Born Sunday Morn Sep 12. 1779 

Mr. Thos. Nichols who Married Hannah Pope of Salem N. E. 
Stephen Pope Nichols Born Aug. 15. 1770 
Ichabod Born Saturday Night Jan. 4th 1772 

David Born Wed. Night Near 12 oth Clock 

September ye 22nd 1773. 
Hannah Nichols Born Saturday Morn July 22nd 1775 
Mary Born about 3 oth Clock afternoon Sep. [worn] 

Thos. Nichols Born on Saturday Sep. 4. 1779 

Mr. John Carr's who Married Martha Ingersoll. 
John Carr Born Mar. 3rd 1769. 

Mr. Aaron Stevens who Married Pheb. Wentworth Daughter of Lieut. 
Benja. Wentworth of Somersworth. 

Moses Stevens Born Jan. 15. 1764 
Benja. July 11. 1765. 

Hannah Nov. 13. 1766. 

Deborah Mar. 16. 1768 

Aaron Born Aug. 12. 1769. 



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Phebe. [Phebe. written with different ink.] 
John Born Nov. 26. 1772. 

August 1. 1774. [August 1. 1774 written 
with the same ink as Phebe.] 
Daughter Dolly Born Sunday Sep. 22. 1776. 

Mr. Saml. Horn who Married Abigail Hanson. 
Ebenezer Horn Born Feb. 14. 1755 
Caleb. May 26. 1757 

Margaret. 

Mr. Charles Baker whose 1st Wife was Love Downs 2nd Wo. Sarah 
Roberts Francis Roberts Deed Widow. 
Hers by her 1st Husband. 

Betty Roberts Born Sep. 25. 1746 

Sarah June 2. 1750. 

Francis April 14. 1753. 

Jno. Carr Dec. 23. 1754 

Molly Dec. 4. 1756 

his by his 1st wife 

Charity Baker Born 

Charles 

Thos. 
2nd wife 

Duglass Jan 18th 1762 

Moses & Danl. Mar. 24. 1766 

Mr John Mardins who Married Bethshua Libbey. 
Mary Mardin Born 
Elizabeth 
John 1 
Alice 
Lydia 
James Libbey Mardin 

Mr. Benja. Varney who Married Rebecca Nock. 
James Varney Born Aug. 19. 1748 N. S. 
[illegible] June 27. 1750. 

Mr. Moses Weymouth who Married Damaris Wright. 
Hannah Weymouth Born Jan. 24. 1754 
Deborah Mar. 17. 1756. 

Sarah Nov. 18. 1758. 

Mary June 2. 1761. 

Joshua Nov. 2. 1764 

John Wright Mar. 22. 1767. 

Moses May 1770. 

Lydia 

Mr. Jno. Roberts who Married Susannah Burnham. 
Timothy Roberts Born Aug. 3 1759 
Joseph. • Dec. 29. 1762 

Relief June 21. 1767 

Mr. Alexander Roberts's who Married Rebecca Garland N. S. 
George Roberts Born May 8. 1752 
John Oct. 4. 1754 

James Nov. ye 5. 1757 

Thomas March 22. 1760 

Alexander June 1. 1765 

Ebenezer . Sep. 1767 

Joshua March 17. 1770 



44 Master Tate's Diary [Jan. 

Abigail Born May 7th 1772 

Mr. Wm. Whitehouse who Married Lucy Turner. 
John Whitehouse Born 
Lucy. 
William 
Mary. 
Turner 
Moses 
Esther. 
Charles Tracy. 

Mr. Wm. Whitehouse Junr. who Married Eleanor Ash. 
Aaron Whitehouse Born Oct. 10 176[iw>rn] 
Elizabeth. April 9th 1765 

Rebecca. Sep. 2nd 1766. 

Judith. April 20. 1768 

Abigail Dec. 18th 1769. 

Mr. Benja. Wentworth who Married Rebecca Hodsdon. 
Samuel Shackford Wentworth Born 
Elizabeth 
Dorcas 
John. 
Enoch 
Benja. 
David 
Asahel 
Mary 
Alexander 

Mr. William Kenny who Married Rose Tebbets. 
Lydia Kenny Born Aprl. 8. 1757 
Phebe Born April 9. 1759 



Thos. 


June 24. 1761 


Abigail 


Dec. 29. 1763 


William 


Mar. 23. 1766 


Benjamin 


Jan. 23rd 1768 


Ebenezer 


Mar 26. 1770 


Edmund 


Aug. 16. 1772 


Joseph 


Dec. 22. 1774. 


John 


April 20. 1777. 


James 


Nov. 24. 1779 


Louis 


Nov. 28. 1781 


Mr. Danl. Kimbal who Married Martha Wentworth 


Lydia Kimbal Born 


Nehemiah 




Mary 




James 




Mr. Wm. Horn who Married Phebe Heard. N. S. 


Jethro Horn Born Sep. 27. 1750 


William. 


Sep. 4. 1752. 


Jonathan. 


Jan. 28. 1754. 


Heard. 


Dec. 22. 1756. 


Mercy. 


Oct. 14. 1758. 


Mary. 


Mar. 1. 1760 aut. 1761 


Abigail. 


Feb. 7th 1763. 


Trustham 


Mar. 26. 1765 


Danl. 


Mar. 30. 1767. 



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Dorcas Jan. 30. 1769. 

Joseph Born Jan. 27th 1771. 

Enoch Born Dec. 18th 1772. 

James How Horn 

Mr. Wm. Wentworth who Married Hannah Hayes. 
Ichabod Wentworth Born 
Mary. 
Wm. 
Abigail 
Martha. 
Sarah. 

Mr. Ebenzer Wentworth who Married Sarah Roberts. • 
Sarah Wentworth Born Feb. 6. 1729 
Benja. July 30 1731 

Ebenezer Aug. 14th 1735 

Deborah April 1738 

Stephen 
Mary 

Aaron July 13. 1745 

Nicholas Sep. 7 1748 

Elihu Nov. 7th 1751 

Mr. Ebenezr. Wentworth Junr. who Married Dorothy Harford. 
Dorothy Wentworth Born Dec. 30 1761 
Joanna Feb. 17. 1764. 

Ebenezer Feb. 8th 1770. 

Mr. John Cole who Married with Sarah Cater. 
Judith Cole Born 
Sarah. 
Tobias 
John 
2nd Woman Mary Hammock 

Patience Born October 1st 1771. 
Thos. Feb. 8. 1773 

Nathan March 18. 1776 

Betty & Ebenezer Nov. 11. 1780 

Mr. Joseph Cook who Married Susannah Knight N. S. 
Joseph Cook Born Aug. 15. 1754 
Robert Jan. 7th 1757 

Abigail April 1. 1761 

Kezia Jan. 13. 1764 

William Jan. 7. 1766 

Mr. Nathl. Cook who Married Jno. Rollins's wo. Eliz. 
Mercy Cook Born 
Sarah 
Nathaniel 
Susannah 
Jonathan. 

Mr. Joshua Roberts Junrs. 

Son Tuesday Aprl. 7. 1778. 

Mr. John James who Married Anne Lord. N. S. 
Mary James Born Dec. 6. 1742. 
Patience Dec. 23. 1745. 

Eleanor Feb. 23. 1748 

John January 19. 175[worn] 

Elisha June 30. 1756 



46 Master Tale's Diary [Jan. 



Sarah 


July 24. 1758 


Hannah 


Jan 26. 1763 


Catharine 


Jan 23. 1765 


Ann 


Aug. 23. 1766 


Lydia 


May 19. 1769. 



Mr. Mark Wentworth who Married Margaret Roberts 

Mr. Evans Wentworths who Married Mrs. Dorcas Wentworth on Mar. 
19. 1772. 

Molly Wentworth Born May 18th 1772 
Tapping Born Saturday Aprl 16. 1774. 

Mr. Danl. Hanson who Married Mary Bickford. N. S. 
Aaron Hanson Born Oct. 17. 1738 
Moses. Mar. 23. 1741. 

Danl. Oct. 26. 1745 

Phinehas. Aug. 17. 1748 

Elijah. Oct. 8. 1750. 

Nathan Jan. 29. 1756 

David June 11. 1757. 

Dorothy Mar. 15. 1759. 

Mr. Andrew Horn who Married Elizabeth Land aut Willand. 
Hannah Horn Born Mar. 19. 1753 
Andrew April 9. 1755'. 

Benja. Aug. 16. 1758 

[worn] July 9. 1760 

Ephraim June 10. 1762. 

Richd. Sep. 15. 1764 

[worn]om Oct. 16. 1766. 

Mr. Joseph Wentworth who Married Eunice Shorey 
Rachel Wentworth Born Aug. 17. 1756 
Danl. Sep. 5. 1758 

Saml. July 1760 

William April 7. 1762 

Joseph Nov. 1765 

Ichabod Oct. 16. 1767 

Mr. Benja. Wentworth who Married Rachel Wentworth. 
Silas Wentworth Born Mar. 1. 1756 
Sarah Feb. 28. 1758 

Benja. Feb. 19. 1762 

Deborah April 19. 1764 

Stimson Sep. 25. 1767. 

Mr. Saml. Randal who Married Martha Roberts. 
Elizabeth Randal Born 27 Sep. 1752 
Mary. Jan. 27. 1756 

Saml. Dec. 17. 1757. 

Danl. 
Sarah. 

Ruth & ) rp . ( Born on Sunday April 

Lydia ] iwms (ye 20th 1766. 
Reuben Born Jan. 11th 1773 

Mr. Robert Hussey who Married John Hanson's Widow Mercy who was 
the Daughter of Wm. Horn. 

Elizabeth Hussey Born Aprl. 26. 1758 
Job. May 31. 1760. 

Benja. July 10. 1762. 

Rachel. Dec. 8. 1764. 



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Mr. Edward Ellis who Married Sarah Hobbs 
Abig. Ellis Born 
Maurice 
Ephraim. 
Ebenezer. 
Phebe. 

Mrs Abigail Ellis one by No-Body. 

Joseph Nobody aut Ellis Born 

Mr. Ebenezer Cole who Married Mary Wentworth Daughter of Mr. 
Ebenezer Wentworth. 
Phebe Cole Born. 
Abigail. 
Esther. 

Mr. Maurice Ellis who Married Kezia Courson. 
Thomas Ellis Born 
Elizabeth. 

Mr. Reuben Cook who Married Lucy Whitehouse. 
Elizabeth Cook Born 
Saml. 
Lemuel. 
Peter. 
Mary. 
Abigail 

Mr. Peter Cook who Married Abigail Rollins. 
Bethanah Cook Born March 28. 1751 
Nathl. January 4. 1753. 

Abigail. February 2nd 1755. 

Ichabod June 1. 1757. 

Jonathan Dec. 9th 1759. 

Peter. August 29th 1761 

Deborah May ye 1st. 1764. 

Mr. Wm. Willey who Married Ma.[worn] Whitehouse. 
John Willey Born 
William. 
Josiah. 
Nathl. 
Stephen. 

Mr. Timothy Hanson who Married Anne Mckleroy. 
Mary Hanson Born Dec. 21. 1748 
Martha. January 11 1750 

Lydia Jan. 3. 1753 

Joshua Feb. 7. 1756 

Timothy Dec 17. 1759 

Benja. Mar. 13. 1761 

Tobias Aug. 26 1765 

Betty. Oct. 21. 1768 

Mr. Wm. Chadwicks who Married Eliz Goodwin Daughtr of Elisha 
Goodwin of Berwick Deed. 

Molly & Sarah Chadwick Born on Thursday Nov 23rd. 1769. 
Olive Born Saturday Dec. 8. 1771^ 
Daniel Born Nov. 2. 1773. 

Born July 7. 1776 Sunday night. 

Mr. Jno. Roberts's Junr. who Married Betty Hodsdon of Berwick 
Jnos. Daughtr 



48 Master Tate's Diary [Jan. 

Reuben Roberts Jan. 7. 1770. 
[worn] Born Dec. 11. 1771. Wednesday. 

Son Stephen Born Friday Morng July 21st 1775 
Molly Born Friday Feb. 1. 1782. 

Mr. Reuben Tebbets's who Married Mrs Betty Carr on July 23. 1770 
SaUy Tebbets Saturday Feb. 9th 1771 Sally. 
Son Isaac Born Jan. 1. 1773 

Mr. John Tebbets's who Married Mrs. Betty Gooddel of Wells on Feb. 
8. 1770. Mrs. Betty Gooddel Born April 16th. 1742 
Son John Born Oct. 28. 1770 John. 

Mr. Benja. Warren Juniors who Married Abigail Philpot on Monday 
November ye 26th 1770. 

Eunice Warren Born Sunday May 19th 1771. 

John Philpot Warren Born Nov. 5. 1773. 
Benja. King Warren Born Mar. 3 1775 
Valentine Warren Born Jan. 16 1777. 

Mr. Bartholomew Wentworth who Married Ruth Hall on Wednesday 
Nov. 22nd 1769. 

Benjamin Wentworth Born Feb. 21st. 1771. 
Sarah Wentworth Born Thur. Jan. 9. 1772 
John Born Jan. 30. 1773 

Nahum Born April 7th 1774. 

Philip Born Wed. Oct. 11. 1775 

A Dead Son Born Jan. 23. 1777 

Samuel Hussey's who Married Mercy Evans on May 3rd. 1769 
Peter Hussey Born Oct. 29. 1769 
Elizabeth Mar. 1. 1771. 

Mary Born Sep. 26. 1772. 

Susannah Born June ye 3rd. 1774. 
Saml. Born Saturday Feb. 17 1776 

Abigail Born Sep. 1779 

Mercy Born October ye 19th 1783. 

Mr. David Lyford's who Married Wo. Sarah Wentworth. Ezekiel Went- 
worth' s Wo. 

David Lyford Born April 15th. 1768. 

Mr. Danl. Pikes who Married Anne Carr on 
James Born on March 10th 1757 
Betty Born on Oct 1759 
Samuel Pike Born on Dec. 24. 1766 
John Pike Born June 8th 1773 

Mr. John Pikes who Married Mrs. Martha Trevett of Old York en 
Monday Sep. 17th 1770. 

Nathaniel Pike Born Sep. 16. 1771 Dy'd on Sunday night 

Sep. 29th 1771. 
Sarah Born July 11. 1773. 
Hannah Born Jan. 4th. 1775. 
James Born March 26. 1777. 
Nicholas Born Octr. 4th. 1779 (Nicolas) 
Nathaniel born Jany 13th 1783. 
[worn, possibly Joseph born] November 22 1785 

Mr. Josiah Richardson's who Married Mrs. Mary Philpot on Monday 
Aug. 6th 1770. 

Anne Richardson Born Wed May 1st 1771 
Lydia Born Sunday Sep. 5th. 1773. 



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Mr. Ebenezer Roberts who Married Mrs. Rachel Philpot on Tuesday- 
March 12. 1771 

Tuesday May 21. 1771. She Miscarried off 2 Girls. 

Mr. Benja. Jones's who Married Mrs. Elizabeth White of Berwick. 
Samuel Jones Born 
Sarah Born 

Joanna Born 

Enoch Born 

Dorcas Born 

David Born Wednesday Jan. 19th 1771 

John Born Feb. 19th 1776. 

Mr. Aaron Roberts's who Married with Mary Hanson. Wed. May 4th. 
1768. 

Aaron Roberts Born on Tuesday June ye 18th [worn] 
Mary Roberts born which was omitted [worn] 13th 1769. 

Cap. James Garvin Junrs. who Married wi[worn] Mrs. Dorothy Went- 
worth Dec. 19. 1770 

Sarah Garvin Born on Sep. 1771 
Ebenezr. Born Mar. 17. 1773. 

Mr. Wm. Plaistead's Junrs. Who Married Mrs. Ann Ford on Tuesday 
Night Aug 1st. 1769 

Daniel Plaistead Born on 1773 [? 1770] 

Naomi Born Thursday Night Sep. 26. 1771 

Capt. Ebenezer Ricker's who Married Mrs. Elizabeth Wallingford on 
Sunday Sep. 22nd. 1771. 

Thomas Ricker Born Friday Morn. June 26th. 1772. 

Ebenezer Born July 9. 1774. 

Betsey Born Nov. 5. 1776. 

Lucy Born Sunday Jan. 31. 1779. 

Mr. Benja. Evans's who Married with Eliz. Ricker on Monday Dec. 
16th. 1771. Illegal Begotten by Ephraim Ricker Junr. She was 
Daughter of Elizabeth Mardin. 

Elizabeth Evans Born Feb. 15th 1772 on Saturday 
Joseph Born Sunday Night Mar. 6th. 1774. 

[Mr.] Ephraim Ricker Junr Who Married Hannah Leighton of Berwick. 
Eleanor Ricker Born 
Tobias 
Dorothy 
Sally 
George 

Mr. Samuel Downs who Married wth Anne Kenny. Born 1721 [Born 
1721 written with different ink.] 
Dorothy Downs Born 
Nabby 
Anne 
Judith 
Samuel 
Phinehas 
Jonathan 

Mr. William Grants who Married Mary Stevens. 
Judith Grant Born 
Molly 
William 
Samuel 



50 Master Tate's Diary / [Jan. 

Daniel 

Edward 

Ephraim 

Nabby 

Lydia 

Thomas 

Abijah & Paul 

Mr. William Grant Junrs. who Married Mary Wentworth. 

Mr. Amos Howards whose 1st Wifes Name was Charity Downs Own 
Aunt to ye 2nd whose Name was Sarah Damm. None by ye 1st Wife. 
2nd. 

Amos Howard Born May ye 5th 1752. 

Judith. 

Samuel. 

Enoch. 

Charity. 

Pomfrey. 

Mr. Joseph Tate Junrs. who Married with Mrs. Esther Cole. 
Enoch Tate Born Sunday April ye 5th 1772 
Daniel Tate Born Thurs. Sep. 1 1774 
Sarah Born Sep. 2nd. 1777. 

Mr. Jethro Horns Who Married Mrs. Mary Stiles on Thurs. Nov. 19th 
1771. 

Mr. Moses Tebbets's who Married Mrs. Mary Key of Berwick. 
Kezia Tebbets Born Sep. 22nd 1725 0. Stile 
Joanna Born April 9th 1728 

Ebenezer Born Mar. 16th 1739 

Reuben Born Sep. 5th 1743 

Mr. Wm. Hall's who Married Mrs. Lydia Wentworth Dec. 7th 1769 
Son Born Saturday Oct. 18. 1774. 

Ebenezer Nock Junrs. who Married with Elizabeth Garland on 
Elizabeth Nock Born Oct. 6th 1771 
Issachar Born June 3d. 1773 

Henry Nock Born Dec. 17. 1775 

Mr. Saml. Frosts who Married with Mrs. Esther Mason on Monday 
July 13th 1772. 

Esther Frost Born Oct. 19: 1772. 
Isaac Born Dec 5. 1775. 

Mr. Lemuel Rickers who Married Mrs. Dorothy Nock on Tues. Dec. 
31. 1771. 

Jedidiah Ricker Born Mar 2nd 1773. 

Mrs. Deborah Vickers 

Son Born Mar 29. 1773 Nam'd Aaron Wentworth. 

Mr. Wm. Brock's who Married with ye Wo. Eliz. Mason on Monday 
June 15th. 1772. 

Eliz. Brock Born on Sunday May 23. 1773. 
Martha Born on Monday July 8th. 1776 

William Brock Born Tuesday March 19th. 1782. 

Stephen Austin* who Married with Abigail Saunders on Sunday June 
ye 28. 1772 

Born April 2. 1773 

[To be continued] 



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THE MOTHER OF REV. JOHN WHEELWRIGHT 
By Mrs. Mary Loverinq Holman of Watertown, Mass. 

In the Wheelwright pedigree given in the valuable article entitled 
"The Lincolnshire Origin of Some Exeter Settlers," published in 
the Register for January, 1914 (vol. 68, pages 64-80), the writer 
of the article, Victor Channing Sanborn, Esq., states that Robert 
Wheelwright, who was the father of Rev. John Wheelwright of 
New England and was buried at Saleby, co. Lincoln, England, 

23 Feb. 1612/13, married first Alice , who was buried at 

Cumberworth, co. Lincoln, in 1592; secondly Catherine , who 

was buried at Saleby 8 July 1605; and thirdly, at Saleby, 17 Nov. 
1606, Catherine Money, widow of John. Mr. Sanborn assigns to 
Robert Wheelwright a* daughter and a son by his first wife, Alice 

, and three daughters by his second wife, Catherine . 

The daughter by the first wife is said to have married Thomas 
Kingerby of Wainfleet, co. Lincoln, and to have died before 13 
Oct. 1611, as she is not mentioned in her father's will of that date. 
The son was the Rev. John Wheelwright, who, Mr. Sanborn states, 
was born about 1592, "since he was a minor in 1611, when his father 
made his will, but was of age 7 Mar. 1612/13, when the will was 
proved." It is the purpose of the present article to prove that in 

all probability Catherine , who appears in Mr. Sanborn's 

article as the second wife of Robert Wheelwright, was a daughter 
of Thomas Mawer, that she had been the wife of Richard Kingerby 
before her marriage with Robert Wheelwright, and that she was 
the mother of Rev. John Wheelwright. 

An examination of the records which precede the pedigree given 
by Mr. Sanborn shows that, although an Alice Wheelwright was 
buried at Cumberworth in 1592, there is no evidence that she was 
the wife of Robert Wheelwright. It is just as likely that she was 
Robert's sister or mother or even a more distant connection. The 
existence of a daughter who married Thomas Kingerby is inferred 
from the passage in Robert Wheelwright's will in which he appoints 
as one of the two supervisors "Thomas Kingerby e of Wainflett 
my sonne in lawe," but the evidence now to be presented makes 
it very probable that Thomas Kingerbye was not the husband of 
Robert Wheelwright's daughter but was his stepson, the son of 
his wife Catherine by a former husband named Kingerby.* 

In "Lincolnshire Pedigrees," vol. 2, page 567 (Publications of the 
Harleian Society, vol. 51), there is printed a pedigree of Kingerby 
of Wainfleet, according to which William [sic, ? Richard] Kingerby 
of Wainfleet, son of William Kingerby of co. Lincoln, married 

•John Wheelwright of Mumby, co. Lincoln, uncle of Rev. John Wheelwright, in his will dated 
5 Feb. 1610/11, mentions "Peter Rylay ray sone in lawe" and "Robert Rylay my sone in lawe," 
and from this Mr. Sanborn draws the conclusion that Peter and Robert Rylay were the husbands 
of daughters of the testator. But here also "sone in lawe" may mean "stepson," especially as 
Robert Wheelwright, son of John Wheelwright of Mumby and cousin of Rev. John Wheelwright, 
in his will dated 24 Jan. 1621/2, mentions "Robert Rylay of Mumby, my brother, Jane his wife» 
and William his son." 

VOL. LXXIV. 4 



52 The Mother of Rev, John Wheelwright [Jan. 

Katherine, daughter of Thomas Mawer of Willoughby, and had by 
her two sons, viz., Robert Kingerby of Wainfleet, who died without 
issue, and Thomas Kingerby of Croft, 1634, who married Faith, 
daughter of William Clarkson of Wainfleet. Directly north of 
Saleby is the parish of Strubby, and in the parish registers of Strubby 
with Woodthorpe are recorded the marriages of Richard Kingerbie 
and Katherine Mawer, 2 Apr. 1581, and Thomas Kynggerbye and 
Faith Cawthorn, 12 Mar. 1610 [1610/11].* According to the Index 
of Wills in the Consistory Court of Lincoln the will of Richard 
Kingerby of Wainfleet was proved in 1591 and the will of Robert 
Kingerby of Wainfleet was proved in 1613. 

The parish registers of Willoughby contain the records of four 
marriages to which a Thomas Mawer was a party, the Thomas 
Mawer mentioned last being possibly a son of the first-mentioned 
Thomas. These marriages are as follows :f 

1541 Thomas Mawer and Joan Dawson 25 August. 

1557 Thomas Mawer and Joan Leming 17 August. 

1560 Thomas Mawer and Margaret Mason 3 August. 

1571 Thomas Mawer and Agnes Goodwin 13 November. 

The will of a Thomas Mawer of Willoughby, probably the father 
of the Katherine who married Richard Kingerby on 2 Apr. 1581, 
was proved in the Consistory Court of Lincoln in 1597. Katherine 
was born probably about 1560, and may have been the daughter of 
Joan (Leming) Mawer or of Margaret (Mason) Mawer. As she 
did not give either of these names (Joan or Margaret) to her daughters 
by her second husband (if it be assumed that she did become the 
wife of Robert Wheelwright), the name of her mother cannot be 
determined without an examination of the unpublished portions of 
the registers of Willoughby. 

It seems likely, therefore, from the foregoing evidence, that, whether 
or not the Alice Wheelwright who was buried at Cumberworth in 

1592 was the wife of Robert Wheelwright, the Catherine who 

is given in Mr. Sanborn's pedigree as the second wife of Robert was 
the daughter of Thomas Mawer of Willoughby and married first, 
2 Apr. 1581, Richard Kingerby of Wainfleet, who died about 1591, 
by whom she had two sons, Robert, who died without issue, and 
Thomas, who married Faith Clarkson or Cawthorn — perhaps Faith 
(Clarkson) Cawthorn, this Thomas Kingerby being the "sonne in 
lawe," i.e., stepson, mentioned in Robert Wheelwright's will. Since 
he was made supervisor of the will and guardian of one of Robert 
Wheelwright's daughters, he was of age at that time and was older 
than any of the children of Robert. 

If Catherine (Mawer) Kingerby married secondly Robert Wheel- 
wright, she was the mother of the three daughters of Robert Wheel- 
wright, Elizabeth, Katherine, and Ellen or Elynor, who appear in 
the records given in Mr. Sanborn's article. She was also, it is prob- 
able, the mother of Rev. John Wheelwright, for he seems to have 
been born about 1594, some two years later than the date assigned 
by Mr. Sanborn for his birth. This is inferred from the statement 

•Lincolnshire Parish Registers. Marriages, vol. 7, pp. 129, 131. 
jib., vol. 9, pp. 118, 121, 122. 



1920] Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions 53 

in the inquisition post mortem of Robert Wheelwright, cousin of 
Rev. John Wheelwright, taken 29 August 1622, that John Wheel- 
wright, clerk, next heir to the deceased, was aged twenty-seven 
years and more. If he had been thirty years old, it would have been 
so stated in the inquisition. He was therefore under age not only 
when his father appointed him executor of his will, 13 Oct. 1611,* 
but also on 7 Mar. 1612/13, when the will was proved and admin- 
istration was granted to the executor. It is probable that a com- 
plete copy of the probate act would show that administration was 
granted to the executor in the person of his guardian. The fact 
that Rev. John Wheelwright named his second daughter Katherine 
and his second son Thomas increases the probability that his 
mother was Katherine, daughter of Thomas Mawer. 

When Rev. John Wheelwright returned to England in 1658, he 
lived at Willoughby, and was the plaintiff in a final concord made 
in that year in regard to land and buildings in that parish (Register, 
vol. 68, page 74). Some writers have stated that he went to Wil- 
loughby because it was the home of Sir Henry Vane, his patron, but 
it seems more likely that he went there because it was the home of 
his kindred. In his will he disposed of property at Croft, the home 
of Thomas Kingerby in 1634. 

An examination of the Kingerby and Mawer wills proved in the 
Consistory Court of Lincoln and of Lincolnshire parish registers 
would probably throw more light on the family connections of 
Rev. John Wheelwright. 



CONNECTICUT CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS 

Copied by Joel Nelson Eno, A. M., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

[Continued from vol. 73, page 43] 

LEBANON 

Old Cemetery! 

In memory of Mr. Caleb Abel who died May 26th A. D. 1814 in his 83d 

year.t 
In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Abel who died Augst 2d, A. D. 1811 in her 

85th year of Life. 
In Memory of William son of Mr. Caleb & Mrs. Jerusha Abel who died 

December 10, 1773 in ye 3d year of his age. 
[Simon Abell, see inscription to Simon Lathrop.] 
To the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Alden late Consort of Mr. John Alden. . . 

She died March 26th 1789 Aged 64 years. 
Here Lies the Body of Mr. John Alden ... he died May 2d 1764 [sic] in 

ye 45th year of his age. 

•It was not at all uncommon, in the north of England for minors to be named as executors 
of wills. 

■fThis cemetery is situated one mile north of Lebanon Centre, on the State road to Sprague, 
near its junction with the road to South Windham. 

JA metal marker at the grave reads: "A Patriot's grave 1775-1783." 



54 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [Jan. 

To the memory of Mr. John Alden son of Mr. John & Mrs. Elizabeth Alden: 

he died August 12th 1784 Aged 34 years.* 
Here Lies the Body of the twin sons of Mr. John Alden & Mrs. Elisabeth 

Alden his wife. Born the 17 Aug. 1765 [sic]. The eldest died in- 
stantly ; the other next morning. 
In Memory of Will & Polly Antram ye Children of Mr. Francis & Eunice 

Antram. William died June ye 23d 1794 Aged 18 years & Polly died 

July 27, 1794 Aged 3 years. 
Here Lays Intered the Body of Elisebath Arnold, Relict of Mr. Josiah 

Arnold Late of Washington, & Daughter of Mr. Moses Clark of Leb- 
anon . . . fell on Sleep Deer 22d A. D. 1783 in the 61st Year of her Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Lydia Wife of Mr. Ebenezer Bacon who Died Jan'r 

2d 1791 in ye 77th year of her Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Lydia Bailey wife of Mr. Samuel Bailey who died April 

6, 1830 In the 67th year of her age. 
Mrs. Mabel P. wife of Asahel Bailey Died March 9, 1830. Aged 56. 
In Memory of Samuel Bailey who died July 25th 1835 aged 71 years. 
Sacred to the memory of Mr. James Baily . . . who departed this life . . . 

July 6, A. D. 1812 in the 77th year of his age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Ruth wife of Mr. Timothy Baily who died 

May 4th A. D. 1810 in the 31st year of her age. 
Timothy Baily died July 4, 1833 aged 62 years. 
Here Lies ye Body of Josiah Baker in Lebanon ye Son of Mr. Samuel Baker 

of Marshfield He died Novemb. A. D. 1726 aged 23 Years. 
Hie jacet Carolus Barker . . . Obiit 11 June 1772 Anno ^Etatis 27. 
In Memory of Mr. Eliphalet Barker who Died Novr 26th 1785 in ye 46th 

year of his Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Jemima Barker wife to Mr. [illegible] Barker who died 

on ye 23d day of February 1742 in ye 41st year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. Joseph Barker Who Died June 18th, 1818 M. 55. 
This Stone is erected in Memory of Capt. Joshua Barker & Mrs. Mary 

his wife. He Died Febr 23d 1784 aged 69 years. She Died January 

17th 1801 aged 78 years. 
Oct. 1752 Departed this Life Nehemiah son to Capt. Joshua Barker & 

Mary his wife in ye 2d year of his Age. 
In memory of Miss Priscilla Barker daughter of Mr. Eliphalet & Mrs. 

Prisciha Barker who died May 19th 1808 in the 36th year of her age. 
Here lies ye Body of Mr. Joseph Bass ye Son of Mr. Nathaniel & Mrs. 

Mary Bass Who Died by ye Blow of a Tree on his Head 1730 in ye 
' 26 Year of his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Betty relict of Mr. Robert Bennett who died Sept. 2, 

1816 Aged 73 years. 
Decern, ye 13th 1766 Departed this Life Miriam Wife of Mr. Eliezer Bing- 
ham in ye 49th year of her Age. 
Here lies ye Body of Miss Rebecca Bingham Daughter of Mr. Samuel & 

Mrs. Rebecca Bingham who died Novr ye 8 A. D. 1738 in ye 18 year 

of her age. 
Here Lies ye Body of Mr. John Birchard Husband of Mrs. Hannah Birchard 

Who Died June ye 30 1735 in ye 64th Year of his Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Ann Bissel Relict of Mr. Benjamin Bissel, who Died 

Novr 5th 1778 in ye 53d year of her Age. 
Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Amos Bliss . . . who departed this life Oct. 

23d A. D. 1794 In the 55th year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Anna Bliss relict of Mr. Amos Bliss who died Feb'y 6 

1827 M. 72. 



•A metal marker at the grave reads: "A Patriot's grave 1775-1783." 



1920] Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions 55 

In memory of Betsey Brainard daughter of Mr. Enoch & Mrs. Esther Brain- 

ard who died June 25th 1801 aged 8 years. 
In memory of Miss Rebecca Brainerd daughter of Mr. Enoch & Mrs. Esther 

Brainerd who was born at East Haddam May 8th 1794 & died June 

6th 1811 aged 17. 
Here lies the Body of Mr. Benjamin Brewster who died . . . July 31, 1755 

in ye 83d year of his age. 
Here lies the Body of Mr. Comfort Brewster who . . . was suddenly called 

away by Death ye 30th day of Novr ye 30 1777 in the 60th Year of his 

age. 
In Memory of Mr. Comfort Brewster, Jr. who died Jany 11, 1815 in the 

44th Year of his age. 
In memory of Comfort Brewster who died May 27, 1822 aged 77 years. 
Here lies the Body of Mr. Daniel Brewster who . . . died . . . May 7th 

1749 in the 35th year of his age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Daughter of Mr. Comfort and Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Brewster who hopefully fell asleep in Jesus . . . April 27, 1811 

in her 39th year. 
In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth, relict of Mr. Comfort Brewster who died 

Feb. 1, 1829 aged 82 years. 
Here Lies ye Body of Mr. John Brewster he Departed this Life Augt 28th 

1774 in ye 74th year of his Age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Mary Brewster wife of Mr. Benjamin Brewster 

who . . . died . . . March 27, A. D. 1746 in the 74th year of her 

age. 
Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Rosamond & her Child, wife & Child of Mr. 

Daniel Brewster. She . . . died July 24, 1778 Aged 26 years. 
In memory of Samuel M. Buckingham son of Capt. Samuel & Mrs. Joanna 

Buckingham who died Nov. 26th 1810 aged 1 year & 4 months. 
In memory of Mr. Abel Buel who died Jan. 28th, 1798 in the 84th year of 

his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Clarissa wife of Capt. Josiah Buel who died Oct. 2d 

1818 in the 54th year of her age. 
Here Lies ye Body of Mrs. Elisabeth Buel wife of Mr. Wm. Buel, Daughter 

of Mr. Joseph Collier of Hartford . . . fell asleep in Jesus Dec. 7, 

1729 Aged 54 years. 
In memory of Josiah Buel who died Jan. 6, 1834 Aged 85. 
Mrs. Lucretia Buel Consort of Capt. Josiah Buel . . . closed this mortal 

scene . . . Feb. 13th 1809 in the 56 year of her age. 
Here lies ye Body of Miss Mehitable Daughter of Mr. William & Mrs. 

Elisabeth Buel Died August 14, 1726 in ye 6 year of her age. 
Here Lies the Body of Mr. William Buel, one of the Fathers of the Town 

. . . who was Gathered to his Fathers April ye 7th 1763 in the 87th 

Year of his age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mr. William Buel who died August 8th A. D. 

1809 in the 73d year of his age. 
In memory of Delia C. Buell Dautr of James & Trithena Buell who died 

July 18, 1818 in the 16 year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. James Buell who departed this life May 1, 1830 aged 

56 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Mahetabel Buell Consort of Mr. Abel Buell who . . . 

went to rest July 31st A. D. 1796 in the 86th year of her age. 
Here Lies ye Body of Mrs. Martha Buell wife of William Buell who De- 
parted this Life . . . May ye 6th A. D. 1751 in the 65th year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Tryphena wife of Mr. James Buell who departed this 

life April 13, 1830 Aged 55 years. 



56 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [Jan. 

Elisabeth the wife of Eben'r Bushnel & daughter of Isaiah & Elisabeth 

Tiffany, was born at Woodstock June 29th 1736 & Died at Lebanon 

March 26th 1790 in the 54th Year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. Ebenezer Bushnell who died June 5th A. D. 1807 in 

the 77th year of his age. 
Here lies the Body of Mr. Nathan Bushnell, who . . . died . . . October 

6th 1770 in ye 85th year of his age. 
Tryphena wife of Ebe'r Bushnell Jun'r Daughter of John & Jerusha Clark 

Died Octr 12th 1783 in ye 24th year of her Age. 
Solo Calkin died April 13, 1802 Aged 78. 
In memory of Clarissa R. Champion daughter of Mr. John & Mrs. Rhoda 

Champion who died Feb. 13th 1809 aged 1 year & 3 days. 
Died Jan. 14, 1825 Pierce, son of Silas & Cynthia Champion aged 7 years. 
In Memory of Mrs. Eliza wife of Mr. Thomas Champlm who Died April 

6th 1814 Aged 24 Years. 

Elijah their son Died Octr 24 1813 aged 3 Years & 6 Months 
Henry B. son of Joel & Mary L. Chappel Died August 18, 1830 Aged 1 

year & 9 months. 
Mrs. Lydia Church relict of Mr. Lemuel Church Died August 22, 1829 

ML 62. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Abigail Clark . . . Consort of Mr. Eliphaz 

Clark who died Octr 20th 1814 in the 41st year of her age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Anna L. Clark relict of Mr. James Clark, 

Junr. who died June 12th, 1811 in the 54th year of her age. 
Sacred to the Memory of Miss Anne Clark daughter of Col. James & Mrs. 

Kisiah Clark . . . fell asleep in Jesus Sept. 18th 1791 in the 25th 

Year of her Age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Anne Clark, wife of Mr. James Clark, junr. 

& daughter of Mr. Salmon & Mrs. Mary Champion who died May 15, 

1812 in the 27th year of her age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Elisabeth Clark wife of Mr. Moses Clark . . . 

who was Suddenly called to a better hope Deer 27 1761 in ye 73d year 

of her age. 
Here Lies the Body of Gershom Clark, Esq. . . . called to ye Reward . . . 

Aug. 18, 1747 in ye 50 year of his age. 
Sacred to the Memory of Mr. James Clark Junr. Son of Col. James & Mrs. 

Anne Clark ... he departed this life on Aug. 2d 1790 In the 34th 

Year of his Age. 
To the memory of Col. James Clark who died on the 29th of Dec. 1826 

aged 96 years & 5 Mos. He was a Soldier of the Revolution. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Kesiah the beloved Consort of Col. James 

Clark . . . She was called to depart this life Jan. 23d A. D. 1799 in 

the 63d year of her age. 
Here Lyes Intered the Remains of Moses Clark who . . . departed this 

Life . . . Sept. the 18th 1749 in ye 67th year of his age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Priscilla Clark . . . wife of Mr. Phinehas Clark 

who died Decemr ye 13th A. D. 1750 in the 29 year of her age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mr. Samuel Clark who died Sept. 27th 1807 in 

the 78th year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Sarah Clark . . . Consort of Mr. Samuel Clark who 

died April 8th 1812 in the 76th year of her age. 

Also in memory of Sally Clark her daughter lying at her left side, 
who died Augst 2nd 1802 in the 42nd year of her age. 
Sacred to the Memory of Wealthy Clark daughter of Col. James & Mrs. 

Kisiah Clark . . . who died Augst 19th 1790 in ye 13th Year of her 

Age. 



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In memory of Capt. William Clark . . . departed . . . Augst 28, 1755 In 

the 69th year of his age. 
Here Lies ye Body of Mr. Jonathan Clarke who . . . Departed this life 

on the 12th of January A. D. 1743-4 ... in ye 56th year of his age. 
Here lies the Body of Leu. Timothy Clarke ... He Departed this life . . . 

July 18th 1752 in the 57th year of his age. 
Oliver H. son of Dr. Joseph & Mrs. S. R. Comstock died Oct. 8, 1826 aged 

2 years 1 mo. & 16 days. 
Here Lies ye Body of Lieut. Jonathan Crane Husband of Mrs. Deborah 

Crane who . . . Left ye Earth for Heaven March ye 12th Ano 1735 

in ye 77 Year of his Age. 
Here Lies the Body of Mr. Jonathan Crane who was Born Feb. 2d A. D. 

1684 and departed this life augst the 27th A. D. 1757 in the 74th Year 

of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Esther, wife of Mr. Simon Crocker who died Dec. 27th 

1805 in the 78th year of her age. 
In Memory of Mr. Simon Crocker who Died Jan'r 1st 1799 in ye 70th year 

of his Age. 
Here lies intered ye Body of Mrs. Sarah Curtis the . . . Consort of Mr. 

Samuel Curtis who Died april the [illegible] 1741 in the 80 year of har 

age. 
In memory of Mr. Ambrose Cushman, who died July 22nd 1819 in the 71st 

year of his age. 
Mrs. Caroline relict of Mr. Ambrose Cushman & formerly wife of Mr. George 

Sims Died October 7, 1827 M. 70. 
Here Lies the Body of Mrs. Sarah Cushman late Wife of Mr. Thomas Cush- 
man Who Died December 15 1726 Aged 52. . . . 
Here Lies ye Body of Mr. Thomas Cushman, late husband of Mrs. Sarah 

Cushman, Who Died Jenowary 9, 1727, Aged 57 Years. . . . 
Here lies the Body of Mr. James Danielson who was [illegible]. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Mary Danielson wife of Mr. James Danielson 

who Departed this Life august 6, 1748 in the 67th year of her age. 
In Memory of Mr. Bezaleel Dewey who Departed this Life . . . Oct. 24, 

1792 in ye 80th year of his age 
Also a son named Abel who Died Dec'm 1790 Aged 4 months. 
In Memory of Six Children of Mr. John Dewey & Mrs. Rhoda his wife. 
Ebenezer died March 20, 1760 ^Etat. one month. 
Ebenezer 2d died Jan. 9, 1770 in the 4th year of his age. 
Other four still born. 
Flavel [illegible] son of Flavel & Betsey F. Dewey died Dec. 11, 1829 aged 

2 months. 
Here Lies the Body of . . . Mrs. Hephzibah ye Wife of Den Josiah Dewey. 

She was the Daughter of Mr. Richard Lyman of Hartford ... & 

Slept in Jesus June ye 4, 1732 In ye 89th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Jerusha wife of Mr. Israel Dewey who died May 19, 

1806 in the 67th year of her age. 
In Memory of Mr. John Dewey who Died Sept. 14th 1773 in the 73d Year 

of his Age. 
In memory of Mr. John Dewey who died June 11, 1830 aged 95 years. 
Here Lies the Body of Dn Josiah Dewey. He was Born in Windsor 1640 

.... Slept in Jesus Septemr 7, 1732 In ye 92 Year of his Age. 
In memory of Miss Phylona Dewey who died Sept. 10th 1818 aged 52 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Rhoda, wife of Mr. John Dewey who died Augt 30, 

1820 aged 85 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Susanna, wife to Mr. Eliphalet Dewey who died May 
20, 1702 [? 1782] in the 28 Year of her age. 



58 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [Jan. 

In Memory of Susanna daughter to Mr. Eliphalet & Mrs. Susanna Dewey 

who died July 4th 1780 in her 2d Year. 
Here Lies Interred the Body of Experience Doggett the Daughter of Mr. 

Thomas Doggett of Marshfield who Died November the 11th, 1736 In 

the 23d year of her age. 
Mr. Chauncy Dutton Died July 25, 1814 Aged 35 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Hannah wife of Mr. John Edgecomb who died April 

2nd 1809 aged 59 years. 
In memory of Mr. John Edgecomb who died Deer 5th, 1813 aged 64 years. 
In memory of Mr. Leonard Elmore who died Oct. 4th 1799 in the 18th year of 

his age. 
. . . Sarah Apame Mills who became the wife of the Rev. Zebulon Ely . . . 

She remained a widow indeed untill on the 13 of Dec. A. D. 1842 at the 

age of 80 she departed. 
Rev. Zebulon Ely died Nov. 28, 1824 in the 66 year of his age and the 43. of 

his ministry. He was born in Lyme. Graduated at Yale College on 

Nov. 13, 1782; ordained Pastor of the first Church in Lebanon. . . . 
His daughter Abby Eliza Ely died in Clinton, Georgia Sept. 28, 
1822 Mt. 21. 
Abraham Fitch Born Jany 22, 1737 0. S. Died April 1, 1821. 

Betsey Fitch his wife Born May 1, 1737 0. S. Died Aug. 7, 1830. 
Almira Fitch daughter of Abraham & Betsey Fitch Born Dec. 1, 1767 died 

Jan. 6, 1842. 
In Memory of Capt. Andrew Fitch who died Aug. 22, 1811 Aged 63. 

And Abigail Fitch his wife who died March 11, 1842 Aged 87. 
Here Lies ye Body of Mrs. Ane Fitch ye Wife of Captain Nathaniel Fitch 

and Daughter of Mr. Joshua Abel of Norwich Who Died July 3, 1728 

A-ffpd 48 iPRrs 
Benj'n Bissell Fitch Born Sept. 21, 1761, Died March 7, 1836. 
In memory of Mrs. Betsy the second . . . wife of Mr. Ebenezer Fitch . . . 

She fell asleep in Jesus March 7th 1813 Aged 26. 
Mrs. Esther Fitch, wife of Benjamin B. Fitch and daughter of Elijah and 

Mary Hyde Born June 8, 1764 Died Oct. 13, 1804. 
Here lyes interred the Body of Mrs. Hannah Fitch the Well Beloved Consort 

of Mr. Nathaniel Fitch who died February the [illegible) 1738 In the 

34th year of her Age. 
... In hoc sepulcro depositae sunt reliquae . . . Reverendi D. Iacobi 

Fitch. Natus fuit apud Booking in comitatu Essexiae Anglia Ano 

Domini 1622 December [sic] 24 . . . Quis [sic] in Novangliam venit 

aetat 16 et deinde vitam elegit Hartfordiae per septennium . . . apud 

Saybrook per annos 14 illinc cum ecclesiae majore parte Norvicum 

migravit . . . ab opere publico tandemque recessit liberis apud Lebanon 

ubi semianno fere exacto obdormivit in Iesu Anno 1702 Novembri & 

aetatis 80 . . . 
Here lies the Body of Mr. Joseph the son to the Reverend Mr. Jeames 

Fitch who . . . Departed this life May 9th ... 1741 in the 60 year of 

his Age. 
Hear lies the Body of Capt. Joseph Fitch who . . . Departed this Life . . . 

June 14, 1773 in the 63d year of his Age. 
Here Lyes ye Body of Mr. Mason Fitch Son of Mr. Joseph Fitch . . . 

Died March ye 10, 1734 In ye 25th Year of his Age. 
Here Lies the Body of Mrs. Mindwell Fitch Relict of Capt. Nathaniel Fitch. 

She Departed this Life the 1st day of Septemr A. D. 1769 Aged 77 years 

& 4 mos. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Nancy Fitch the amiable wife of Mr. Ebenezer 

Fitch who died Oct. 17th 1816 in the 31st year of her age. 



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Here lies the Body of Mr. Nathan Fitch 2nd Son to Capt. Nathaniel Fitch. 

Born March the 29th 1705 And Departed this Life June the 12th A. D. 

1751 Aged 46 years. 
Here Lies the Body of Captn Nathaniel Fitch who . . . Departed May 

14, 1759 in the 80th Year of his Age. 
Here lies the Bodies of Roger & Ornon Sons of Mr. Nathan & Mrs. Dinah 

Fitch. Roger Born May 29, 1757 died Febry 27 1765. Ornon Born 

Septr 6, 1763 died March 1st 1765. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Silence Fitch wife of Mr. Joseph Fitch who died 

Augst 9th 1766 in the 35th year of Her age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Zerviah Fitch wife of Capt. Joseph Fitch who . . . 

died 9th of April 1773 in the 52 year of her age. 
Here lieth ye Body of Mr. Ezekiel son of Mr. Jacob & Mrs. Mary Foster 

who died Octob ye 20 1727 & in ye 23 year of his age. 
Justus Gay Died Sept. 16, 1829 2Et. 33. 
In memory of Mr. Isaac Gillet, Died at Lebanon February 21 1840 In the 

91st year of his age. 
Adjoining lie buried Isaac, Hosea & Rebekah; sons & daughter of 
Isaac & Ruth Gillet. 
In memory of Mrs. Ruth Gillet wife of Mr. Isaac Gillet who died July 20, 

1824 Aged 72 years. 
Miss Ruth Gillet Died May 10, 1849 M. 70. 
In memory of Mr. Ebenezer Gillit who died April 8th 1786 in the 35th year 

of his age. 
Here lies the Body of Azel Son of Mr. Jonathan & Mrs. Sarah Goodwin who 

died July ye 6 1764 in the 3d year of his age. 
Esther wife of Samuel Goodwin died Feb. 29, 1864 aged 86 yrs. 
Here lies the Body of Mr. Jonathan Goodwin who died Janry ye 12th 1786 in 

the 65th Year of his Age. 
Samuel Goodwin died Aug. 27, 1822 aged 44 years. 
Here lies the Body of Mr. Timothy Goodwin, a Deacon of the Church in 

Willington, who lived many years in this town ... he died October 7, 

1758 in the 72d year of his age. 
Here lies the Body of Eliphalet son of Mr. Simeon & Mrs. Mary Gray who 

died January 17, 1763 aged one month. 
Here Lies the Body of . . . Mrs. Mary Gray Wife of Ebenezer Gray & 

Daughter of Mr. John Gardiner . . . Died July 22d 1726 In ye 25 

Year of her Age. 
Here lies the Body of Mary Daughter of Mr. Simeon & Mrs. Mary Gray 

who-died March 25th 1762 aged 14 months & 10 days. 
In Memory of Mr. Simeon Gray the . . . Consort of Mrs. Ane Gray who 

Departed this Life November the 10th 1742 in the 33d year of his age. 
Here lies the Body of Simeon son of Mr. Simeon & Mrs. Mary Gray who 

died July the 25th 1758 Aged 7 months. 
Here lies the Body of Simeon son of Mr. Simeon & Mrs. Mary Gray who 

died Janry 29th 1763 in the 4th Year of his age. 
In Memory of Mr. Simeon Gray of Lebanon who died of ye Small pox Feb. 

22, 1777 in ye 44th Year of his Age. 

Also Anne his daughter died 2 days after, In ye 12th Year of her Age. 
In memory of Capt. Simon Gross who died Feby 23d 1796 in ye 87th Year 

of his Age.* 
In memory of Mrs. Betsey wife of Mr. Jonathan Hatch who died May 22d 

A. D. 1820 in the 38th year of her age. 
Mr. Jonathan Hatch died October 5, 1833 Aged 56 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Naomi Hatch relict of Mr. Samuel Hatch who died March 

5, 1835 Aged 92 years & 9 months. 

*A metal marker at the grave reads: "A Patriot's grave 1775-1783." 



60 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [Jan. 

In memory of Naomi Elisa daughter of Mr. Jonathan & Betsey Hatch who 

was killed by lightning June 12, 1825. M. 13. 
In memory of Mr. Samuel Hatch who died April 31st [sic] 1815 aged 

76. 
Miss Tryphena Hatch died October 13, 1831 Aged 59 years. 
Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Caleb Hayward who Died Nov. 22d, 1796 

in ye 81st year of his Age. 
In Memory of Elisha, son to "Mr. John Hayward & Eunice his wife Died 

Feb. 9, 1795 aged 10 weeks. 
In memory of Mrs. Eunice Hayward the amiable Consort of Dea. John 

Hayward who Died April 16, 1815 aged 43 years. 
In memory of Eunice Hayward who died Sept. 9, 1836 aged 24 years. 

Also of Hutchinson, twin to Eunice, who died Nov. 17, 1812 aged 15 
weeks. . . 
In memory of Dea. John Hayward who died Sept. 11, 1826 in the 60 year of 

his age. 
Beneath this Monument is Buried the wife of Mr. Caleb Hayward who 

Died Nov. 15, 1770 in ye 36th year of her Age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Abigail Hide Relict of Capt. Daniel Hide . . . 

who died July ye 8, 1772 in ye 70th year of her age. 
Here lies buried ye Body of Caleb ye son of Mr. Caleb & Mrs. Mary Hide 

who died April 12 1730 in ye 6th year of his Age. 
. . . Capt. Daniel Hide . . . Departed this life . . . Deer 25th 1770 in 

ye 77th year of his age. 
In memory of Mason son of Mr. Samuel Hide Junr. & Mary his wife who 

died June 24, 1769 in ye 3 year of his age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Naomi wife of Mr. Eliphalet Hide who . . . left 

this world . . . March 2, 1768 in ye 23 year of her age. 
In Memory of Mr. Samuel Hide the . . . Consort of Mrs. Elisabeth Hyde 

who died Novr ye 6th 1742 in the 78th year of His Age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Sarah Hide wife of Mr. Walter Hide. She . . . 

Departed this life . . . Octor 1st 1758 in ye 54 year of her age. 
In Memory of Susanna daughter of Mr. Timothy & Mrs. Hannah Holbrook 

who died Novr 4th 1767 aged one month. 
In Memory of Timothy, Son of Mr. Timothy & Mrs. Hannah Holbrook . . . 

who died Jany 8th 1771 in ye 14th year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. Timothy Holbrook who died November 5, 1826 Aged 

96 years. 

Also of his two wives Hannah & Lucy. 
In memory of Mr. Gideon Hunt who Departed this Life June 20, 1786 in 

the 83d year of his Age. 
Here Lyes ye Body of Mr. Thomas Hunt, Junr Husband to Mrs. Ruth Hunt 

& Son to Mr. Thomas Hunt Senr . . . Dyed April ye 24, 1735 In ye 

39 Year of his Age. 
Sacred to the memory of Capt. Andrew Huntington who died July 16, 1811 

in the 65th year of his age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Anna Huntington relict of Mr. Oliver Hunting- 

' ton who died March 23d 1811 aged 80. 
In memory of Cordelia Louisa Huntington Daughter of Mr. Eliphalet & 

Mrs. Nancy Huntington who died Oct. 20th 1812 aged 3 years. 
Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Ebenezer Huntington who died . . . 20th 

August 1777 Aged 34. 
In memory of Mr. Eleazar Huntington who died Nov. 16th 1799 in the 

24th year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Eliza wife of Simeon Huntington who died July 24, 

1823. Aged 28 years. 



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In Memory of Mrs. Hannah, Relict of Deacn Samuel Huntington . . . who 

departed this life Octr 14th 1791 in the 90th Year of her age. 
In Memory of Lucy & Hannah, daughters of Mr. Oliver & Mrs. Anna 

Huntington. Lucy died Deer 4th 1775 in the 2d year of her Age. 

Hannah died July 28th 1783 Aged 8. 
In memory of Nancy wife of Eliphalet Huntington who died June 4, 1827 in 

the 45 year of her age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mr. Oliver Huntington who departed this life 

July 27th 1803 in the 75th year of his age. 
To the memory of Mrs. Ruth Huntington consort of Capt. Andrew Hunting- 
ton who died Sept. 20, 1827 aged 81 years. 
To the memory of Miss Sabeth Huntington daughter of Mr. Oliver & Mrs. 

Anna Huntington who died June 2d 1811 in the 42d year of her age. 
In Memory of Deacn Samuel Huntington; he Departed this life July 3, 

1765 in ye 94th Year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. Samuel Huntington son to Mr. Oliver & Mrs. Anna 

Huntington who died March 3d 1813 aged 40. 
In memory of Mr. Simon Huntington who died Oct. 3d 1819 aged 50 years. 
In Memory of Doct. Daniel Hutchinson who died Oct. 11, 1827 aged 60 years. 
In memory of Mr. Elisha Hutchinson who died May 11, 1824 in the 78 year 

of his age: 
In memory of Mrs. Eunice Hutchinson wife of Elisha Hutchinson who Died 

May 1, 1833 in the 86th year of her age. 
. . . Sacred to the memory of Mr. Joseph Hutchinson who died Nov. 21, 

1804 in ye 85th year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary, relict of Mr. Joseph Hutchinson who died July 

12, 1821 aged 88 years. 
In memory of Mrs. Olive, wife to Mr. Ebenezer Hutchinson. She died 

Oct. 7, 1784 in ye 36 year of her Age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Ruth Hutchinson the Amiable Consort to Mr. 

Joseph Hutchinson who departed this life April 24th 1782 in ye 69th 

year of her age. 
Susannah Hutchinson Born March 12, 1768 Died Oct. 30, 1857 In the 90 

year of her age. 
Miss Abigail Hyde died December 20, 1830 In the 86th year of her age. 
Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Chloe Wife of Mr. Abel Hyde Jur. who Died 

Febr 18th 1799 in ye 26th year of her Age. 
Sacred to the memory of Capt. Daniel Hyde who Died June 27th 1798 in 

ye 68th year of his Age. 
Here Lies the Body of Mr. Elijah Hyde who Departed this Life August ye 

9th 1783 in the 77th Year of his Age. 
Sacred to the memory of Maj. Elijah Hyde . . . who . . . closed this 

mortal scene Dec. 31st 1800 aged 66 years.* 
Sacred to the memory of Miss Lucy Hyde who died June 22d A. D. 1811 

aged 39 years; daughter of Mr. Elijah & Mrs. Mary Hyde. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Mary 2d wife of Mr. Elijah Hyde who Departed 

this Life August ye 3d 1783 in the 76th Year of her Age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Mary Hyde relict of Maj. Elijah Hyde who 

died April 30th 1813 aged 76. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Mary Hyde wife of Col. Zabdiel Hyde who 

died Aug. 30th 1815 aged 53. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Melinda Daughter of Maj. Elijah & Mrs. Mary 

Hyde. She Departed this life Oct. ye 3d 1785 in the 20th year of her Age. 
In memory of Melinda Daughter of Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Mary Hyde who 

Died Octr 17th 1787 Aged 1 Year & 3 Months. 

*A metal marker at the grave reads: "A Patriot's grave 1775-1783." 



62 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [Jan. 

Here lies the Body of Mrs. Ruth Hyde wife of Mr. Elijah Hyde who Departed 

this Life Octr 15th 1773 in the 62d Year of her Age. 
Sacred to ye Memory of Mrs. Sarah Consort of Mr. Zina Hyde who Departed 

this Life Augst 4th 1783 in ye 35th year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Sarah Hyde relict of Capt. Daniel Hyde. She died 

June 26th 1800 in the 69th year of her age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Sarah Hyde the amiable Consort of Mr. 

Elijah Hyde who died May 22d 1801 in the 41st year of her age. 
... In memory of Capt. Walter Hyde . . . raised & took Command of 

an Independent Company & with them proceeded to the neighborhood 

of New York A. D. 1776 . . . was taken sick & died at Greenwich on 

the 18 day of Sept. 1776 Aged 41 years. 
Sacred to the memory of Miss Wealthy Hyde daughter of Mr. Zina & Mrs. 

Lois Hyde who . . . fell asleep in Jesus July 12th 1809 aged 23 years 

& 7 months. 
Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Zina Hyde who Departed this Life Janr 13th 

1796 in ye 55th year of his age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Abigail B. Johnson Dautr to Mr. John & Mrs. Sarah 

Johnson who Died Oct. 21, 1818 Aged 35 years. 
Here Lyes the Body of Mrs. Ann Johnson ye Wife of Mr.. Seth Johnson 

Daughter of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Lydia Eaton . . . Departed this 

Life April ye 13th 1735 In ye 23d Year of her Age. 
This monument is erected in memory of Mr. John Johnson who died Septr 

26th 1807 in the 83d year of his age. 
This monument is erected in memory of Mary wife of John Johnson who 

died Jan'ry 2d 1815 aged 90. 
Sally wife of John Johnson, died Oct. 21, 1828. Aged 70. 
Here lies ye Body of Sarah Johnson wife to Mr. John Johnson . . . Departed 

this life . . . Nov. 27, 1757 in the 63d year of her age. 
[Stone broken and top missing) wife of I. Jones died Sept. 28, 1825. 2E. 73. 

Sarah the daughter died April 10, 1807. M. 17. 
In memory of Mr. Eldad Kingsley who departed this life Janry 19th 1787 

Aged 80 Years. 
Mrs. Sarah H. Lamb relict of Rufus Lamb, Esq. & daughter of Abraham & 

Betsey Fitch Born March 14, 1759 died Dec. 31, 1845. 
In memory of Mr. David Lathrop who departed this Life July 18th, 1785 

in ye 51st year of his age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Rachel Lathrop wife of Mr. James Lathrop & Daughter 

of Capt. Dan & Rachel Throop who Departed this Life Novr 30, 1786 

in ye 24th year of her age. 
In Memory of Simon Son of Mr. James & Rachel Lathrop & ye Adopted 

son of Mr. Cherub & Mrs. Lydia Abell; he Died Novr 10th 1790 Aged 

3 years. 
In memory of Mr. Abraham Leech who died Feb'y 23d A. D. 1809 in the 

60th year of his age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mr. Amos Leech son of Capt. Joseph Leech & 

Mrs. Bethiah his wife who died Feb'y 13th 1809 in the 32d year of his 

age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Bethiah Leech the consort of Capt. Joseph 

Leech, who departed this life Jan. 7th, 1808 in the 67th year of her age. 
Edward, son of Isaac & Clarissa Leech died Nov. 13, 1810 in the 32 year of 

his age. ' 

In Memory of Isaac son of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Bethiah Leech who died april 

4th 1773 aged 11 months. 
In memory of Mr. Jonathan Ljrnian Leech, who died on the 12th Day of 

January 1790 in the 22d Year of his Age. . . . 



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In memory of Capt. Joseph Leech . . . who died Feb'y 25th A. D. 1809 in 

the 69th year of his age.* 
In memory of Joseph Leech who calmly fell asleep in Jesus the 25th of July 

1825 in the 56th year of his age. 
Mrs. Mary Leech died Jan. 30th 1807 in the 89th year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Rebecca S. Leech Who . . . was kindly conducted to 

her Father's house on the 15th of September 1834 after a painful absence 

of more than 75 years. 
Sacred to the memory of Eliphalet Little, who departed this Life on the 

26 day of June 1817 aged 15 years. 
In memory of Dr. Nathaniel Little ... Died August 5th 1773 in the 39th 

year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth W. wife of Ariel Loomis who died Sept. 18, 

1821 aged 42 years. 
Also of Elizabeth W. their Daughter who died Aug. 2, 1822 aged 14 
Mos. 
In memory of Mrs. Lucy Loomis, wife of Capt. Amos Loomis who died 

July 16th 1807 aged 33 years. 
In memory of Simon son of Simon & Lydia Loomis died Oct. 25, aged 10 

years. 
Here rests the remains of Miss Sally Lord a native of Norwich but long 

resident in this town . . . rested with her Savior Sept. 10th 1799 aged 

43 years. 
Capt. Alvan Lyman died Aug. 7, 1853 aged 82 Yrs. 

Joanna S. his wife died Feb. 26, 1826 aged 39 years. 
Amanda M. their infant daughter M. 15 Mos. 
In Memory of Asa Son of Mr. Jonathan & Mrs. Bethiah Lyman who died 

June the 14th 1771 in the 14th year of his age. 
Mrs. Bethiah . . . wife of Mr. Jon'n Lyman who . . . fell asleep in Jesus 

Jan. 29th 1803 In the 91st year of her age. 
Here Lies tha Body of Leut. Jonathan Lyman who slept . . . august the 

11th 1753 in the 70th year of his age. 
In Memory of Mr.. Jonathan Lyman. He went to rest July 28 A. D. 1792 

in the lxxxi Year of his Age. 
Here Lies the Body of Lydia Daughter of Mr. Jonathan & Jerusha Lyman 

Died February 28th 1730 in ye 7th year of her age. 
Here Lies Buried ye Last Remains of Mrs. ]Lydia Lyman, Relict of ye Late 

worthy Lieut. Jonathan Lyman of Lebanon Deceased who Departed 

this Life ye 10th day of July A. D. 1775 in ye 89th year of her Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Mary ye worthy Consort of Mr. Wm. Lyman Departed 

this Life June 8th A. D. 1792 in ye 50th year of her age. 
In Memory of Sarah Lyman Daughter of Mr. Wm. & Mrs. Mary Lyman 

. . . She calmly departed . . . Jan'r ye 1st 1791 In ye 25th year of her 

Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Theodah Lyman wife of Mr. William Lyman who died 

Oct. 2, 1821 in the 77th year of her age. 
Beneath this Stone are deposited the remains of Mr. William Lyman who 

departed this life April 2, 1827 in his 89th year.* 
In Memory of Dea. John Manning who died December 20, 1828 In the 76th 

year of his age. 
Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Mary ye amiable Consort of Mr. John Manning 

who Died May 28th 1794 in ye 41st year of her Age. 
In Memory of Mr. Anderson Martin who died Dec. 8, 1821. JEt. 68. 
In memory of Mr. Anderson Martin who died December 24, 1826 Aged 

50 years. 

•A metal marker at the grave reads: "A Patriot's grave 1775-1783." 



64 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [Jan. 

. . . Damaris Stanton wife of Anderson Martin, Jr. Born Aug. 29, 1784 

died Mar. 11, 1848. 
In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Martin Consort of Mr. Anderson Martin who 

Died June 7th 1817 Aged 65 years. Who was the Mother of 15 Chil- 
dren 9 . . . buried by her side. 
In memory of Mr. Daniel Mason who died March 26, 1828 aged 57 years. 
Eunice Huntington, wife of Daniel Mason died March 22, 1859 aged 88 years. 
In memory of John G. H. only son of Daniel & Eunice Mason. 
Here lies the Body of Capt. Peleg Sanford Mason . . . Called from this 

world 16 Feb. 1761 in ye 41st year of his age. 
In Memory of Mr. Peleg Sanford Mason Junr. who Departed this life March 

23d, 1787 in ye 41st Year of his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Esther Maxwell Consort to Mr. Samuel Maxwell who 

died June ye 10th 1782 in the 69th year of her Age. 
John Maxwell Died March 13, 1827 JEt. 71. 
In Memory of Mr. Samuel Maxwell Consort to Mrs. Esther Maxwell who 

died Sept. ye 9th 1728 [? 1782] in the 67th year of his Age. 
Solomon Maxwell Died July 22, 1828 ^Et. 29. 

Mrs. Anna Metcalf relict of Mr. David Metcalf died Oct. 13, 1834 aged 79. 
Daniel Metcalf Died February 28, 1831 Aged 83 years. 

Elizabeth wife of Daniel Metcalf Died March 29, 1824 Aged 73 years. 
Mary the first wife of Daniel Metcalf born in East Haddam & Died 

January 15, 1809 Aged 61 years. 
George Metcalf son of Daniel & Mary Metcalf born October 29, 
1786 & Died November 17, 1817 in the city of New York. 
In memory of Mr. David Metcalf who died Sept. 7, 1823 aged 65 years. 
George Cook, son of David & Anna Metcalf Died Aug. 19, 1830 JE. 28. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Hannah Metcalf wife of Mr. Ebenezer Metcalf 

dismissed in hope of a happy immortality June 17th 1756 in ye 78th 

year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. Jabez Metcalf who died Novr 15th 1794 in' the 76th year 

of his age.* 
In memory of John Thomas Metcalf who died June 14th 1791 in his 2d 

year . . . 
Also in memory of Maria who died May 24th, 1791 aged 1 month. 
Son & daughter to Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Clarissa Metcalf. 
Here Lies the Body of Mr. Joseph Metcalf Son of Mr. Ebenezer Metcalf 

who died Decemr 8th 1758 in the 48th year of his age. . . . 
In memory of Mrs. Sibbel, wife to Mr. Jabez Metcalf, who died Novr 5th 

1790 in ye 60th Year of her age. 
Here lies interred the Body of Mrs. Jerusha Mory . . . Consort of Mr. 

John Mory who dyed April the 24th 1736-7 In the 26th year of her 

Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Mary Murdock who died Janry 16, 1774 in ye 34th Year 

of her age. 
Here lies the Body of Deborah Daughter of Mr. Simon & Mrs. Jerusha 

Newcomb who died March 9, 1751 in ye 6th year of her age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Deborah Newcomb wife of Mr. Simon New- 
comb . . . Died . . . June 17, 1756 in the 92 year of her age. 
Here lies the Body of Mr. Hezekiah Newcomb who . . . fell asleep in Jesus 

aug. 15, 1772 in ye 79th Year of his age. 
In memory of hope Newcomb the Daughter of Mr. Simon & Mrs. Jerusha 

Newcomb Died October 9th 1748 in ye 1st year of her age. 
Here lies the Body of Mr. Silas Newcomb who . . . died . . . May 24, 

1773 in ye 56th year of his age. 

•A metal marker at the grave reads: "A Patriot's grave 1775-1783." 



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In memory of Mr. Simon Newcomb who . . . Departed this Life Oct. 

24, 1744 in ye 78th year of his age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Submit relict of Mr. Silas Newcomb who departed 

this life Feb. 12th 1804 in the 87th year of her age. 
Joseph son of Mr. Joseph Osborn died March 6th 1809 in the 5th year of his 

age. 
Here lies the Body of Mr. Benjamin Pain who . . . was released by Death 

. . . January 14, 1755 In ye 55th year of his Age. 
In memory of Miss Rachel Pain who died Oct. 27, 1816 aged 72 years. 
In memory of Miss Bridget Paine daughter of Capt. Stephen & Mrs. Martha 

his wife who died July 24, 1807 aged 31 years. 
In Memory of Thomas Son of Mr. Seth & Mrs. Jerusha Payn who died Mar. 

19, 1774 in ye 5 year of his age. 
In memory of Chester Payne son of Capt. Stephen & Martha Payne who 

died Feb. 25th 1813 in the 21st year of his age. 
Eunice Payne died April 25, 1825 ^Et. 47. 
In memory of Lester, son to Mr. Stephen Payne & Martha his wife. He 

died June 1st 1798 in ye 4th year of his Age. 
This monument is erected to the memory of Mrs. Martha Payne wife of Capt. 

Stephen Payne who died Sept. 24th 1804 in the 56th year of her age. 
Here Lyes the Body of Mrs. Mary wife to Mr. Benjamin Payne She Departed 

this Life Febry 27th 1777 in ye 73d year of her Age. 
In memory of Capt. Stephen Payne who died Augst 28th 1815 in the 70th 

year of his age. 
Abby Jane Daughter of Simeon & Lucy T. Peckham Died March 3, 1831 

Aged 4 years & 5 months. 
Joseph Wells, twin brother of Mary Wells & son of Simeon & Lucy T. Peck- 
ham Died May 5, 1836 Aged 2 years 3 months & 15 days. 
Sarah Elizabeth Daughter of Simeon & Lucy T. Peckham Died March 6, 

1831 Aged 2 years & 7 months. 
Twin & Infant mate to Lucy Ann, — son of Simeon & Lucy T. Peckham 

Died Nov. 8, 1827 Aged 20 days. 
In Memory of Mr. Caleb Peirce who . . . yeilded up his Soul to God Deer 

22, 1769 in ye 80th year of his age. 
Here Lies the Body of Mrs. Hannah Peirce wife of Mr. Caleb Peirce. She 

. . . died . . . May 31st 1768 in ye 72nd year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Perry wife of Mr. William Perry who departed 

this life January 1, 1819 Aged 46 years. 
In memory of William Perry who departed this life December 5, 1834 Aged 

75 years. 
The Grave of Mr. James Pettes son to Mr. James & Mrs. Temperance 

Pettes, who died June 12, 1815. Aged 28 years. 
In Memory of Mr. David Phelps son to Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Abigail Phelps 

his wife who died May the [illegible] 177 — 
In memory of Mr. Elijah Phelps who died May 5th 1823 aged 77 years. 
In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth the Wife of Mr. Elijah Phelps. She Died 

Decemr ye 14th 1774 in the 23d year of her Age. 
Here Lies ye Body of Esther Daughter of Mr. Joseph Phelps & Mrs. Sarah 

Phelps Who Dyed March 22, 1734 In ye 9 Year of her Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Hannah Wife of Mr. Silas Phelps Who Died Oct. 24, 

1785 in the 65th year of her Age. 
Here Lyes ye Body of Mr. Joseph Phelps . . . Who Dyed May ye 13th 

Anno 1735 In ye 49 Year of his Age. 
In Memory of Mr. Joseph Phelps Son of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Sarah Phelps 

and . . . Consort of Mrs. Naomi Phelps Who . . . Died July the 1 

A. D. 1747 in the 58 Year of his Age. 



66 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [Jan. 

In Memory of Josiah C. Phelps Son of Mr. Elijah & Lydia Phelps; he Died 

Mar. 9th 1790 in ye 3d year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Judith Phelps wife of Mr. Elijah Phelps who died April 

18th 1790 in ye 52d Year of her Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Keziah Phelps the Daughter of Mr. Joseph and Mrs. 

Sarah Phelps who died March the 25 1748 in the 21 year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Lydia wife of Mr. Elijah Phelps who died Augst 22, 1816 

aged 59. 
Here Lies Interred ye Body of Submit Phelps ye Daughter of Mr. Joseph 
Phelps & Sarah his Wife Who Died July ye 17th 1739 in ye 6th Year of 
her Age. 
[Illegible] Daughter of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Abigail Phelps. She died 24 [il- 
legible] 1740 in the 26th year of her age. 
In memory of Dr. John L. Pierce son of Mr. Timothy & Mrs. Hannah Pierce 

of Plainfield who died May 13th, 1803 age 32 years. 
In Memory of Mrs. Naomi Relict of Mr. Daniel Pomroy (late of Coventry 

deceased) who died Septr ye 10th 1793 In ye 78th Year of her Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Lucre tia the amiable wife of Mr. Samuel Porter who 

departed this life . . . Aug. 25th 1805 in the 30th year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. Saml Porter who . . . entered into the joy of his Lord 

Apr'l 1809 in the 33d year of his age. 
In memory of Anne relict of Samuel Potter, Esq. who died Jan. 29, 1827 

aged 61. 
In memory of Mr. Samuel H. Potter who died Novr 29, 1821 Aged 70 years. 
Mrs. Louisa Raymond widow of Mr. Nathaniel L. Raymond died April 

8, 1849 Aged 89 years. 
Mr. Nathaniel L. Raymond died July 15, 1829 aged 73. A Soldier of the 
Revolution. 
Mulford Raymond died in Maryland Sept. 13, 1819 Aged 23. 
Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Isaiah & Anna Tiffany, Relict of Rev. John 

Robirison. Born July 11, 1769 Died Sept. 1, 1871. 
Here lies the Body of the Revd Mr. John Robinson late Pastor of the Church 
. . . in Duxbury . . . for the space of 39 years; he removed to Lebanon 
where he changed this life for a better Nov. 14th A. D. 1745 JEt. 74. 
Rev. John Robinson Died Nov. 14th 1745 Aged 74. 

Ichabod Son of Rev. John Robinson Died Jan. 5th 1809 Aged 88 Years. 
Mary, Wife of Ichabod Robinson Died July 1st, 1750 Aged 19 Years. 
Rev. John Robinson Son of Ichabod Born April 26th 1760 Died May 

2d 1832. 
Mary Wife of Rev. John Robinson Born June 2d 1774 Died Dec. 29th 

1816. 
Laurinda Daughter of Rev. John Robinson Born Oct. 30th 1799 

Died June 3d 1823. 
Lydia Wife of Ichabod Robinson Died Aug. 23d 1778, Aged 51 Years. 
Joseph Son of Ichabod Robinson Born Nov. 4th 1752 Died Aug. 27th 

1813. 
Mary Daughter of Ichabod Robinson Born Dec. 22nd 1755 Died 

Oct. 11th 1780. 
Lydia Daughter of Ichabod Robinson Born Oct. 2Qth 1757 Died 

April 23d 1825. 
Ernest Son of Ichabod Robinson Born Oct. 11th 1763 Died Jan. 13th 
1765. 
In Memory of Mrs. Nabby Robinson wife of the Rev. John Robinson who 

died Dec. 29, 1846. M. 42. 
. . . Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Josiah Rockwell who departed this life 
Augst 20th A. D. 1795 in ye 79th year of his Age. 



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In memory of Mr. Josiah Rockwell who departed this Life Nov. 26, 1812 

in the 69th year of his age. 

Also of Mr. Azel Rockwell son of Mr. Josiah Rockwell who died at 
Charleston South Carolina in August 1796 in the 25th year of his 
age. 
In memory of Mrs. Lucy Rockwell wife of Mr. Josiah Rockwell who departed 

this life Nov. 7th 1800 in the 82d year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Lydia Rockwell consort of Mr. Josiah Rockwell who 

departed this life Nov. 4, 1814 aged 64 years. 
Philena Daughter of Joseph & Sarah Rockwell died May 26, 1817 JE. 14. 
Miss Abigail Seabury died June 12th 1802 in the 88th Year of her age. 
Mrs. Ann Seabury Departed this Life Febr 13th 1792 in ye 76th year of her 

age. 
Mr. Benjamin Seabury died April 9th 1787 in ye 98th year of his Age. 
In Memory of Mr. Elisha Seabury he Departed this life Novr 3d 1776 in 

ye 56th Year of his Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth wife to Mr. Elisha Seabury who Died May 5th 

1787 in ye 68th year of her Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Margret wife to Mr. Benjamin Seabury. She Died 

May 3d 1774 in ye 84th year of her Age. 
Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Samuel Seabury Who Died March the 16th 

A. D. 1800 in the 83d year of his Age. 
Here lies the Body of Sudhai daughter to Mr. Elisha and Mrs. Hephzibah 

Seabury who died Decemr ye 10th 1751 in ye 3 year of her age. 
In memory of Anson Sherman who died March 21, 1824 JE. 16. 
In memory of Mrs. Eunice wife of Mr. Daniel Sherman who died Deer 3d 

1815 in the 52d year of her age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Sarah Ann Simons Wife to Mr. Thister Simons [remainder 

of inscription illegible.] 
In memory of Mr. George Sims who died Sept. 17, 1800 in the 49th year of 

his age. 
In memory of Mr. Beriah South worth who was born 1729 & departed this 

life Oct. 8th 1811 aged 82. 
In Memory of Miss Deborah ye 4th Daughter of Mr. Beriah & Mrs. Rebeckah 

South worth who Died March 20th A. D. 1788 in ye 25th year of her 
- Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Elisabeth Southworth Consort of Capt. Edward South- 
worth Late of Little Compton deceased, who departed this life October 

the 13th A- D. 1784 In the 93d Year of her Age. 
Miss Elisabeth Southworth daughter of Mr. Beriah & Mrs. Rebecca South- 
worth . . . released ... on the 8th of June 1828 in the 67th year of 

her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Rebecca Southworth wife of Mr. Beriah Southworth 

who died May 24th 1809 in the 77th year of her age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Abigail Sprague wife of Mr. Benjamin Sprague 

. . . departed this Life July 29 1760 in the 63rd year of Her age. 
Here Lyes ye Body of Barnabas ye Son of Mr. Beniamin & Mrs. Mary 

Sprague Who Dyed April ye 10 17 8 [sic] Aged 1 Mt. 
Here Lyes ye Body of Beniamin Son of Mr. Beniamin & Mrs. Mary Sprague 

Who Dyed June 27 1723 Aged 3 Months. 
Here Lyes ye Body of Frelove ye Daughter of Mr. Benjamin & Mrs. ^lary 

Sprague Who Dyed October 6, 1722 Aged 3 Months. 
July ye 16 1767 Departed this Life Hannah ye wife of Mr. Silas Sprague in 

ye 36th year of her Age. 

[To be continued] * 

vol. lxxiv. 5 



68 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

[Continued from vol. 73, page 32] 

Clarke 

Contributed by Alfred Rudolph Justice of Ardmore, Pa., and communicated 

by the Committee on English Research 

The following records, with those given or referred to in the 
accompanying pedigree, establish the English ancestry and family 
connections of Jeremiah Clarke, who was prominent among the 
early settlers of Newport, R. I., and was the progenitor of several 
men of distinction in Rhode Island annals. 

The Will of John Clerk, Senior, Gent., of the parish of St. Clement 
Danes, without the bar of the New Temple, dated 21 March 1479/80. If 
I die within the parish of St. Clement Danes, I desire to be buried in the 
church of the Friars Minor. To said order in London £4. To the parish 
church of Wroteham for tithes forgotten 13s. 4d. To be distributed among 
the poor of Wroteham, on the day of my death, 10s. For the same purpose, 
a month after said day, 13s. 4d. To godsons, Sister Beatrice, and others, 
small sums. To the High Altar of Adyngton, for tithes forgotten, 3s. 4d. 
To the fabric of said church 3s. 4d. To the church of Troptiscleve 6s. 8d. 
To the brothers of Ailesford 10s. To the fabric of Rochester Cathedral 
20s. To a chaplain, to celebrate for my soul in Wroteham church for one 
year, a sum according to the discretion of my executors. To wife Alice the 
jewels and utensils of my house, with remainder to son John. The residue 
of my goods to said Alice and John, who are appointed executors. 

Codicil, dated 10 December, 20 Edward IV [1480]. Tenement "of the 
Forde" to wife Alice whilst she remains unmarried. Feoffees to enfeoff 
said Alice for life of all lands in Middleton and Wade bought by me from 
John Clifford, Esq., which lands are to pass to son John Clerk on Alice's 
death. Feoffees to make estate to said John of all my lands in Wroteham, 
Stansted, Trottisclif, Adyngton, Reyersshe, and Guldying, and to enfeoff 
wife Alice in a mershe in Clyve called the S where, and in my manor called 
Fawnes, Alice to hold for life with remainder to said son John Clerk. To 
said John all annuities and lands for lack of payments and re-entries in 
Kent and elsewhere. 

Proved at Knoll 10 March 1480/1. (P.C.C., Logge, 2. Translated from 
the Latin.) 

Inquisition Post Mortem of George Clerk, Esq., held at East Green- 
wich, 16 October, 1 Elizabeth [1559]. The jury found that he was the son 
and heir of James Clerk, who died at Wrotham 20 September, 1 and 2 
Philip and Mary [1554], that his will was made 16 August 1558, that he 
died 6 May last [1559], that William, son and heir of George, was aged 
23 years, and that he had other children, viz., George, Reginald, Thomas, 
Robert, Richard, James, and Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Goodman. (The 
Genealogist, New Series, vol. 13, p. 66.) 

The Will of Edward Saxilby alias Saxby, one of the Barons of the 
Quene's Maiesties Court in the Exchequire, dated 4 January 1560/1. To 
wife Elizabeth a house called Gobbions in Essex and all lands in Saxelbie, 
co. Leicester, with remainder to daughter Mary. My lands in Skerlington, 
co. York, to be sold, and from the proceeds £100 each to be paid to my 



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wife and daughter. Residue to cousin Harry Marwood. Executrix: wife 
Elizabeth. Supervisors: brother Peter Osborne, son-in-law John Purvey 
[sic], and brother Robert Multon. Proved 24 August 1562. (P. C. C, 
Streat, 20.) 

The Will of Elizabeth Saxilby, wife of Edward Saxilby, Baron of the 
-Exchequer, dated 19 September 1562. To be buried in the church of 
Wormeley, near my late husband. Lands to be sold, and money bestowed 
on daughter Mary and my cousin Harry Marwood and his children. 
Daughter Angelet Tooke. Cousin Elizabeth Bannister and her daughters 
Mary and Grace. Son-in-law John Purevey and his sons Robert and William. 
My brother Peter Osborne and my sister his wife. My brother Robert 
Multon and my sister his wife. Executors: Cousin Thomas Walshe, 
cousin Harry Marwood, brother Tuck and wife, and daughters Mary Saxilby 
and Angelet Tuck. Proved 2 March 1563/4. (P. C. C, Stevenson, 9.) 

The Will of Richard Weston, one of the Queen's Maiesties Justices of 
the Common Pleas at Westminster, dated 4 July 1572. To be buried in 
the parish church of Writtle in Essex, where my late well-beloved wife 
Margaret was interred. A monument to us both to be set up there, with 
our arms joined together. My executors to receive the rents of my lands 
in Netteswell, Great and Little Parndon, Harlow, and Latton in Essex, 
until my son Nicholas be twenty-one and until my daughters Wynefride 
and Margaret be eighteen or married. My said daughters to be brought 
up and educated by my wife. My manor of Netteswell to my said son 
Nicholas at twenty-one, with remainder to my son and heir Jerome Weston. 
After the death of Elizabeth my wife, my executor is to receive the rents 
of my lands in East and West Tilbury for seven years, to pay my debts 
and legacies. The residue of all my manors and lands to my said son and 
heir Jerome Weston. To my wife, all such goods, plate, lands, and jewels, 
as belonged to her late husbands, Anthony Cave and John Newdigate, 
deceased. To each of my own daughters, Wynifrede and Margaret, £500 
at her marriage, or at age of eighteen. To Mary Slade, Joan Mylborne's 
sister, £40. Executor: son Jerome. Overseers: John Pyncheon of Writtle, 
Esq., and John Glascock of Roxwell, Gent. Proved 29 July 1572 (P. C. C, 
Draper, 26.) 

The Will of Sir Jerome Weston of Roxwell, co. Essex, Knight, dated 
28 December 1603. To William Weston, my sonne, one annuitie or yerelie 
rent of £50 of my mannor of Barwick Hall, co. Essex, duringe his life. To 
my daughter Winifrede Weston £800 at her daie of marriage or her age of 
eighteene yeres, which shall first happen. To my daughter Margaret 
Weston £800 at her day of marriage or at her age of eightene yeres, which 
shall first happen. I forgive unto my sonne in lawe John Williams all such 
debtes as he oweth unto me. To every one of my servauntes which now 
are in my service for yerelie wages, except John Crush, my servaiint, who 
hath bin a smale time in my service, one whole yeres wages. To Emme 
Clarke, my maide servaunt, 4 markes, over and above my former legacie. 
For that there are divers unp'fect reckoninges betwene my sonne Sr. Edward 
Pincheon and myself, the p'fecting whereof might unhappily be a cause 
of breach of love and concorde, which I most of all other thinges desire to 
p'serve betwene my sonne Sr Richard and him, I have therefore by this 
my will declared what course shall be taken herein for the better pre- 
servacon of peace betwene them and of the rest of my children. My will 
therefore is that Henry Glascock, gentleman, William Loveday, gentleman, 
and William Courtman, gentleman, or two of them, shall, if soe it please 
Sir Edward Pincheon, here the saide accompt betwene me and the saide 



70 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

Sir Edward, and whatsoever they shall judge upon the saide accompt to 
be due from me to the saide Sir Edward, my will is shall be duelie paide 
to him, for I have received his promise, the performance whereof I doubt 
nott; that in like manner if any thinge upon the saide accompt shall remaine 
due to me shall be duelye paied towardes the p'formance of this my will. 
Executors: Sir Richard Weston, my sonne, and Sir Edwarde Pincheon, my 
sonne in la we. [Signed] Jerome Weston. Witnesses: William Pearle, 
Richard Martin, Henry Glascock, William Courtman, Thomas Crush, 
William Fitch. 

Memorandum. That Sir Jerome Weston after the making of his will 
did further devise unto Anne Williames, his daughter, the wife of John 
Williames, Esquier, one annuitie of £10 yerely, to be paied out of one 
annuitie of twelve score poundes which he receved yerely of Sir William 
Lee of Newman Regis, co. Warwick, during the life of the said Sir William 
Lee, and further willed that Sir Richard Weston, his executor, should keepe 
his house with afl manner of provision for that companie which were in 
his house at the time of his sicnes, concerning diet by the space of two 
monethes next following after his decease. Richard Weston, Edward 
Pyncheon. 

Proved by the two executors 21 November 1604. (P. C. C, Harte, 84.)* 

The Will of James Clarke of East Farleigh, Kent, Gent., dated 13 July 
1614. Daughter Grace Clarke. To Abraham Preble, my servant, £5 and 
to Anne Joye [? Joyce], my maid, 40s., to be paid to every of them within 
two years after my decease. I give to every of my servants which serve me 
without wages 5s. apiece. And to every one that serveth me for wages 
2s. 6d. apiece, in token of remembrance. Payment made to Margery Baker, 
and she is to have a dwelling in my house as before. For the reparations of 
the church and the poor of the parish. To Mr. Basden, minister. Son 
Edward. Wife Mary. My two sisters [not named]. To Griffin Roches 
and Jane his wife my house and orchard lying at Court wood gate in the 
parish of Lynton, to have and to hold during the life of the said Jane. And 
after her death I give them to Weston Clarke and to his heirs for ever. 
To Dolor Davis, my servant, my house and land lying in the parish of 
Marden, the which is in the occupation of one Terrye. And after the 
death of my wife Mary Clarke I give unto Weston Clarke all my lands, 
tenements, and hereditaments lying in the parish of Lynton, he paying to 
his brethren to every one of them £100 according to my last will, for other- 
wise I know not how they shall be paid. Proved 1 November 1614. (P. C. C, 
Lawe, 118.)f 

The nuncupative Will of Thomas Clerke, made the last of May or 
beginning of June 1618. "Having ben at his parishe churche of Wrotham, 
aforesayed at Morning Prayers and fynding hymselfe something sicke, or 
otherwyse greived in bodye, sayd and declared his mynde to his man which 
then attended hym. 'I intend not to goe to Comp, to my Cosin Howells 
any more but will ride to Forde to my neiphue Clerke's house,' signifying 
and declaring his Nephue Mr. John Clerk of Ford; 'for there I had my 
begynning,' saied he, 'and there and with hym I will end my life or my 
Dayes.' And as he was riding from Churche to the sayed Mr. Clerke's 
houseward, declared his mynde concerning his disposing his goodes and 

*A briefer abstract of thin will was contributed by the late Henry FitzGilbert Waters to the 
Register, vol. 48, page 250. 

tAn abstract of this will was contributed by the late Henry FitaGilbert Waters to the 
Register, vol. 50, p. 118. Mr. Waters called attention to the New England names in this will, 
viz., Abraham Preble, Weston Clarke, and Dolor Davis, and referred also to the Clerk pedigree 
in the Visitation of London, which will be described below. The parish named "Lynton" is printed 
in Mr. Waters's abstract as "Hynion," but there is no parish called Hynton in Kent. 



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debtes saying his sayed 'Neiphue Clerke' should have all his goodes what- 
soever after his deathe, And so came to Ford and dyned there with his 
sayd Neiphue and signified and declared to his sayed Neiphue that his 
comming to hym was and is of purpose to end his dayes and life with hym 
And that all his goodes and debtes whatsoever he had or left at his deathe 
was and should be his, the sayd John Clerke's, whensoever he dyed, and 
to that end he sayed he was come to hym. And soe contynewed with his 
sayed Neiphue at his house called Ford in the sayed parishe of Wrotham, 
from that tyme by the space of a fortnighte after or theraboutes and untill 
his deathe during which tyme he shewed his love to be suche and so perfect 
towards his sayed Neiphue and Elizabeth his wife that tenne pounds beying 
broughte to him from Mr George Byng Esquire for debt due by the sayd 
Mr George Byng to hym the sayd Thomas Clerke, he the saied Thomas 
then gave the same tenne pounds to the sayd Elizabeth saying: 'Here Cosin 
take this as your husbandes owne and when as more of my debtes come 
in he shall have y* all/ or used wordes to the like effect that tyme and at 
other tymes allso, some tymes to them selves and some tymes before other 
witnesses." Administration granted to John Clerke 20 August 1618. 
(P. C. C, Meade, 82.) 

The Will of James Clarke, Citizen and Grocer of London, dated 6 
December 1647. To wife Helen a one- third part of all my goods, another 
one-third part to my children, James, Mary, and Anne Clarke, and the 
remaining one-third part to my brother Richard Clarke, and, if he die, to 
his children. To my son James the lease of my house where I now live. 
To wife Helen the lease of the house where Joe Nutt, the drugster, dwells, 
and after Her death, to my daughters, Mary and Anne. Executrix: wife 
Helen. Proved 10 September 1649. (P. C. C, Fairfax, 137.) 

From the Parish Registers of Wrotham, co. Kent* 

Baptisms 

1561 Elizabeth daughter of William Clerke, Esq., 8 January [1561/2]. 

1564 Anne daughter of William Clerke, Esq., 9 July. 

1566 Frances daughter of William Clerke, Esq., 23 May. 

1567 Elizabeth daughter of James Clerke, Gent., 29 July. 

1567 Catherine daughter of William Clerke, Esq., 29 October. 

1568 James son of Mr. William Clerke 23 November. 

1571 Jane daughter of William Clerke, Esq., 2 September. 

1573 Elizabeth daughter of George Clerke, Gent., 13 December. 

1574 William son of George Clerke, Gent., 19 December. 
1576 Mary daughter of William Clerke, Esq., 13 May. 
1580 Katherine daughter of William Clerke, Gent., 10 April. 
1582 Dorothy daughter of William Clerk, Gent., 2 September. 
1585 William son of William Clerke, Esq., 21 June. 

1624 William son of John Clerke, Gent., 3 March [1624/5]. 

Marriages 

1572 George Clerke, Esq., and Mrs. Winefride Peekham 11 August. 
1584 Peter Parris and Elizabeth Clerke 26 May. 

1606 Edward Thedam and Frances Clerke 4 November. 
1620 Rev. Robert Cheek, D.D., and Mary Clerke, gentlewoman, at Adding- 
ton Church, 8 February [1620/1]. 

Burials 
1558 George Clerke, Esq., 8 March [1558/9]. 

•Theae Clerke records from the parish register* of Wrotham hare been printed also in Ar- 
chaologia Cantiana, vol. 4, p. 246. 



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1568 Elizabeth daughter of Mr. James Clerke 10 April. 

1576 Catherine daughter of William Clerke, Esq., 5 October. 

1598 Jane wife of William Clerke, Esq., 28 April. 
1612 William Clerke, Esq., 25 March. 

1618 Thomas Clerke, Gent., 21 June. 

From the Parish Registers of East Farleigh, co. Kent 

Baptisms 

1599 Weston son of William Clerk, Gent., 24 February [1599/1600]. 

1601 William son of William Clerk, Gent., 5 July. 

1602 James son of William Clerk, Gent., 31 October. 

1603 Essex son of William Clerk, Gent., 4 December. 

1604 George son of William Clerk, Gent., 2 December. 

1605 Jeram [sic] son of William Clerk, Gent., 1 December. 

1607 Richard son of William Clerk, Gent., 12 April. 

1608 John son of William Clerk, Gent., 10 April. 

1610 Mary daughter of William Clerk, Gent., deceased, 16 September. 

From Marriage Licences Granted by the Bishop of London 

1598 William Clerke of St. Botolph, Aldgate, London, Gent., and Mary 
Weston of St. Andrew's, Holborn, Sp r , daughter of Jerome Weston 
of the same, Esq., at St. Andrew's, Holborn, 10 February [1598/9].* 

Hitherto nothing conclusive has been published about the Eng- 
lish antecedents of Jeremiah Clarke of Rhode Island. The fact 
that one of his sons was named Weston, and that this name was 
borne by some of Jeremiah Clarke's grandsons and more remote 
descendants, pointed to a connection with a Weston family. There 
was a tradition, also, that his wife Frances, who was known to 
have had three husbands, William Dungan, Jeremiah Clarke, and 
Rev. William Vaughan, had been married first to a Lord Weston. 
Barbara Dungan, a daughter of Jeremiah Clarke's wife by her 
former husband, married James Barker of Rhode Island, and their 
descendant, James Barker, wrote: "Frances, the wife of William 
Vaugn, died September, 1677, in the 67th year of her age. She 
was the daughter of Lewis Latham. She was some time the wife 
of Lord Weston, then wife to William Dungan, by whom she had 
one son and three daughters. . . . After William Dungan died, 
she married Mr. Jeremiah Clarke and came over to New England 
with her four children above mentioned. She had by her husband 
Clarke five sons. After he died she married to a Mr. Vaugn."f 
No record, however, of a marriage between a Lord Weston and 
Frances Latham could be found, and Morrison, in his "Clarke 
Families of Rhode Island," suggested that Jeremiah Clarke might 
have been connected with the Clarkes of Willoughby, co. Warwick, 
who at one time owned the manor of Weston, and that one of 
Frances Latham's husbands, perhaps Jeremiah Clarke himself, 
might have been a lord of the manor of Weston. 

It was in the will of James Clarke of East Farleigh, co. Kent, 
Gent., dated 13 July 1614 (vide supra, page 70), an abstract of which 

•Printed in Marriage Licences granted by the Bishop of London, vol. 1, p. 259 (Publications 
of he HarUian Society, vol. 25). 

tQuoted in Morrison's The Clarke Families of Rhode Island, pp. 210-211. 



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was published in the Register in Jan. 1896, and in the Clerk 
pedigree in the Visitation of London, 1633, 1634, and 1635, vol. 1, 
page 172 (Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 15), that the 
clues leading to the discovery of the parentage and ancestry of 
Jeremiah Clarke were found. James Clarke in his will mentions a 
Weston Clarke and the latter's "brethren," a word which indicates 
that Weston Clarke had more than one brother. The pedigree 
of Clerk of Allgate Ward, printed- in the Visitation of London, 
begins with James Clerke in co. Kent, who married Merie Saxby, 
daughter of Baron Saxby, gives James Clerke's son, William Clerke 
in co. Kent, who married Mary Weston, daughter of Sir Hierom 
Weston, and names also two sons of this William Clerke, viz., 
Weston Clerke of London, eldest son and heir, now (1633) dead, 
who married Dorcas, daughter of .... Norfolke,* and James 
Clerke of London, grocer, 1633, who married Sarah Harvey and 
had a daughter, Mary Clerke, who was one year old in 1633. This 
pedigree is signed by James Clerk (the grocer of London), and at 
the top are the words: "This descent not to be entred. refuseth to 
pay fee nephew to the Lo. Treasurer." An editorial note states 
that this pedigree has been erased in the original Visitation. It is 
probable that the refusal of James Clerk to pay the required fee 
was the reason for not entering the pedigree and for erasing it in 
the original manuscript of the Visitation. It was easily ascertained 
that the Lord Treasurer of England in 1633 was Richard Weston, 
Earl of Portland, son of Sir Jerome Weston, and in the marriage 
licences granted by the BishoD of London was found the licence 
for the marriage of William Clerke, Gent., and Mary Weston, 
daughter of Sir Jerome Weston. It then remained to search the 
parish registers of East Farleigh, co. Kent, and there were found 
recorded the baptisms of nine children of William Clerk, Gent., 
beginning with Weston, the eldest child, and ending with a post- 
humous daughter, Mary. Among them was a son Jeram (sic), 
who was the Jeremiah Clarke who emigrated to Rhode Island. 

By means of a pedigree printed in the Visitation of Kent, 1619, 
pages 2-3 (Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 42), it is pos- 
sible to trace the ancestry of James Clerke of East Farleigh, who 
married Merie (Mary) Saxby and was the grandfather of Jeremiah 
Clarke of Rhode Island, back for five generations, to John Clerk 
of Forde in the parish of Wrotham, co. Kent, Esq. 

From the preceding records, from the pedigrees in the Visitations 
of Kent and of London, and from other records and authorities 
cited below, the following genealogy showing the English ancestry 
of Jeremiah Clarke of Rhode Island has been compiled. 

1. John Clerk, of Forde in the parish of Wrotham, co. Kent, 
Esq., lived probably in the first half of the fifteenth century. 

According to Hasted (History of Kent), who wrote about 1782, 
Forde Hall, formerly the seat of this family, lay about a mile and 
a half "eastward from Wrotham church, near Addington Common, 

•The marriage licence shows that she was Dorcas Smith, daughter of Matthew of King's 
Lynn, co. Norfolk, merchant. Vide infra, 7, i. 



74 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

and derived its name from the ford which crossed the brook that 
ran close by the Hall to Leybourne and thence to the Medway. 
In Hasted's time the house was occupied by a farmer. It is still 
standing, and contains a curious and beautiful carved staircase.* 
• Child: 

2. i. John. 

2. John Clerke, of Forde, the testator of 1480, died between 

10 Dec. 1480 and 10 Mar. 1480/1. He married about 1445 
Alice Tatesham, living 10 Dec. 1480, daughter and coheir 

of Tatesham of Tatesham, Esq. John Clerke was a 

baron of the Exchequer from 10 Oct. 1468 until 1479, and 
is mentioned as such in the Visitation of Kent, 1619. 
Children: 

i. Isodia, m. Thomas Selbt of East Mailing, co. Kent, Gent. 

3. ii. John. 

iii. Alice, m. about 1465 Robert Watton of Addington, co. Kent, 
Esq., vrho d. 19 Nov. 1470 and was bur. in Addington church, 
8. of William and Benedicta (Towne) of Towne Place in Throwley, 
co. Kent. They had issue. (Cf. Visitation of Kent, 1619, p. 9, 
Watton pedigree.) 

3. John Clerk, of Forde, Esq., son and heir of John (2), married, 

about 1470, Lucia Moyle, daughter of Sir Walter Moyle, 
Knight, and his wife Margaret. 

Margaret Moyle, relict of Walter Moyle, Knight, in her 
will dated 20 Jan. 1491 [? 1491/2] and proved at Canterbury 
1 June 1493, directs that her body shall be buried in the 
quire of the blessed Mary of Estewell, close to the sepulture 
of the said Walter Moyle, bequeaths 40s. to the fabrick of 
the steeple of Charyng, and mentions Richard and John 
Moyle, her sons, and Lucia Clerke, her daughter. (Nicolas's 
Testamenta Vetusta, vol. 2, p. 402.) 

Child: 
4. i. James. 

« 

4. James Clerk, of Forde, Esq., son and heir of John (3), died at 

Wrotham 20 Sept. 1554. He married, about 1508, Elizabeth 
Ferrers, daughter of Sir Henry, Knight, and Margaret 
(Heckstall) and sister of Sir Edward Ferrers of Baddesley 
Clinton, co. Warwick, and Peckham, co. Kent, Knight 
(Visitation of Warwickshire, 1619, page 5).f The Visitation 
of Kent, 1619, erroneously states that Elizabeth, wife of 
James Clerk, was a daughter of Sir Edward Ferrers; but 
Sir Edward Ferrers in his will, dated 10 July 1535 (P. C. C, 
Hogen, 29), mentions his daughter Elizabeth as the wife of 
John Hampden and also leaves a legacy to his nephew George 
Clerke. 

•Arms of Clerke, according to the Visitation of Kent, 1019: Quarterly. 1. Or, on a bend 
engrailed azure a cinquefoil of the field. 2. Argent, on a cherron gules between three columbines 
azure as many crescents or. 3. Azure, a cross between fire billets in saltire argent in each quarter. 
4. Or, on a cross Bable five crescents argent. Crest: A greyhound's head couped or, charged on 
the neck with a cinquefoil azure. 

tSir Henry Ferrers was eighth in descent from King Edward I of England. 



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Children : 

5. i. George, b. about 1510. 

ii. Henry. 

. iii. Walter. 

iv. John. 

5. George Clerk, of Forde, Esq., son and heir of James (4), 
born about 1510, was buried at Wrotham 8 Mar. 1558/9.* 
He married, about 1533, Elizabeth Wilsforde, daughter of 
Thomas, Esq., and Elizabeth (Culpepper) of Hartridge, 
parish of Cranbrook, co. Kent (cf. Visitation of Kent, 1619, 
pages 53, 62). 

George Clarke is mentioned by Procter among those who, 
at the time of Wyatt's Rebellion, marched from Mailing, 
co. Kent, with Lord Abergavenny and Sir Robert Southwell, 
Sheriff, to intercept Sir Henry Isley and the two Knevetts, 
who were marching from Sevenoaks, and prevent them from 
joining Wyatt at Rochester. They effected their object by 
defeating the rebels at Blackesol Field, Wrotham, 10 Feb. 
1553/4. (Archceologia Cantiana, vol. 3, p. 180, footnote.) 

Children :f 

i. William, of Forde, Esq., s. and heir of George (5), b. about 1536; 
d. 23 Mar. 1611/12, aged 76; bur. in Wrotham church 25 Mar. 
1612 ;t m. (1) Anna Cartwriqht, dau. of Edmund, Esq., and 
Agnes (Cranmer) of Ossington, co. Nottingham, Agnes Cranmer 
being a sister of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, 
who was burned at the stake at Oxford 21 Mar. 1555/6 (cf. 
Visitation of Nottinghamshire, pp. 71, 109); m. (2) Jane Samger, 
who was bur. at Wrotham 28 Apr. 1598; m. (3) Elizabeth 
(Aubrey) Norton of Northwood, dau. of William Aubrey, 
Esq., D.C.L., and widow of Thomas Norton of Northwood, Esq. 
(cf. Berry's Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Kent, 

E. 158). Administration on his estate was granted to his son, 
ir John Clerk of Forde, Knight. Children by first wife: 1. 
Elizabeth, bapt. at Wrotham 8 Jan. 1561/2; m. there, 26 May 
1584, Peter Parris of East Mailing, co. Kent. 2. Anne, bapt. at 
Wrotham 9 July 1564; m. Richard Lee of Lee Magna, Esq. 3. 
Frances, bapt. at Wrotham 23 May 1566; m. there, 4 Nov. 1606, 
Edward Thedam of co. Essex. 4. Catherine, bapt. at Wrotham 
29 Oct. 1567; bur. there 5 Oct. 1576. 5. James, bapt. at Wrotham 
23 Nov. 1568; d. s. p. in France. 6. Jane, bapt. at Wrotham 2 
Sept. 1571; m. Sir John Howell of Compe in Wrotham, Knight. 
7. Mary, bapt. at Wrotham 13 May 1576; perhaps the Mary 
Clerke, gentlewoman, who m. at Addington church, 8 Feb. 1620/1, 
Rev. Robert Cheek, D. D. 8. Katherine, bapt. at Wrotham 
10 Apr. 1580; m. George Chauncy of Hartford. 9. Dorothy, 
bapt. at Wrotham 2 Sept. 1582. 10. William, bapt. at Wrotham 
21 June 1585; probably d. young. 11. Sir John, of Forde, Knight, 
s. and heir, d. 22 Aug. 1644; m. (marriage settlement dated 1 
June 1608) Elizabeth Steed, dau. of Sir William of Harrietsham, 
co. Kent, Knight; three children given in the Visitation of Kent, 
1619.§ 

•According to the inquisition post mortem of George Clerk, he died on "6 May last," that is, 
6 May 1559; but 6 May is probably an error — either in the original inquisition or in the printed 
abstract of it — for 6 Mar. 

tCf. the inquisition post mortem of George Clerk, given above, and the Visitation of Kent, 
1619, pp. 2. 3. 

JCf. Archsedogia Cantiana, vol. 4, pp. 246, 247. 

|Cf. The Genealogist, New Series, vol. 13, p. 66, and Archaologia Cantiana, vol. 4, p. 247. The 
place of Sir John among his brothers and sisters ia uncertain, sine* the record of hia baptism has 



76 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society [Jan. 

6. ii. James, of East Farleigh, co. Kent, Gent., b. about 1540. 

iii. George, Gent., m. at Wrotham, 11 Aug. 1572, Mrs. Winifred 
Peckham, dau. of Roger Peckham. Administration on the estate 
of Roger Peckham of Wrotham was granted 4 Feb. 1620 to his 
relict Margaret. Either he was very aged, or the record refers 
to his son Roger. Perhaps he was related to the Peckhams who 
came to New England, one of whom, John Peckham, was an 
original member of the First Baptist Church of Newport, R. I., 
and some of whom intermarried- with the Clarke family in New 
England. Children, bapt. at Wrotham: 1. Elizabeth, bapt. 13 
Dec. 1573. 2. William, bapt. 19 Dec. 1574. 

iv. Elizabeth, m. Thomas Goulden or Godden of Leybourne, co. 
Kent, Gent., who was bur. there 10 Sept. 1584. In the inquisition 
post mortem on George Clerk, Esq., father of Elizabeth, her 
husband is called Thomas Goodman (vide supra), but Godden 
is probably the correct form of the surname.* 

v. Thomas, of Wrotham and Canterbury, Gent., d. unm., and was 
bur. at Wrotham 21 June 1618. His nuncupative will (vide 
supra) was made the last of May or beginning of June 1618, 
and administration was granted 20 Aug. 1618 to John Clerke 
(5, i, 11). 

vi. Reginald. 

vii. Robert. 

viii. Richard. 

[The rest of the Clarke pedigree, with a brief account of the Weston family, 
will be published in the Register of April 1920. — Editor.] 

[To be continued] 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By Henry Edwards Scott, A.B., Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 5 November 1919. A stated meeting of the Society 
was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 P. M., President Baxter 
presiding. 

The minutes of the October meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, 
the Council reporting that since the October meeting members of the Society 
had been elected as follows: 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Members 

Mary R. Cummings of Lisbon, N. H. 

Lewis Emery, Jr., of Bradford, Pa. 

Walter Hamer Langshaw of New Bedford, Mass. 

Frederick K. Rupprecht of Greenwich, Conn. 

Frederick Sturdivant Vaill of Portland, Me. 

Charles Healy Ditson of New York City 

not been found. The Visitation of Kent, however, giv.es James as the eldest son, and Sir John 
as the son and heir of his father. His brother William is not given in the Visitation. If William 
was older than Sir John, he must have died before his father. The three children of Sir John 
who are given in the Visitation are William, eldest son, aged 9 years and more in 1619, Cecilia, 
and John, aged 5 years and more in 1619. William, then Sir William Clerke of Forde, was a 
Royalist in the Civil War, raised a regiment for the King at his own expense, and was killed in the 
skirmish at Cropredy Bridge, 29 June 1644, aged 36 years, crying out as he fell: "Look to Sir 
William Boteler, for I see he is wounded." (Archcsologia Cantiana, vol. 16, pp. 69, 70.) 
•See Archaoloaia Cantiana, vol. 4, p. 247. 



1920] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 77 

Samuel H Wheeler { f Fairfield Conn> 
Frederick Sturges \ ' 

H. Wales Lines of Meriden, Conn. 
Daniel F. Emery, Jr., of Portland, Me. 
George E. Matthies of Seymour, Conn. 
Andrew Squire of Cleveland, Ohio _ 
Herbert Greer French of Cincinnati, Ohio 
Guy Patterson Gannett of Augusta, Me. 
William Storey Higgins of Bangor, Me. 
Howard Elliott of New York City 
Franklin Q. Brown of Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. 
William L. Barrell of Lawrence, Mass. 
Mrs. Freeman B. Shedd of Lowell, Mass. 
Louis Hollingsworth of Pittsfield, Mass. 
Henry Devereux Whiton of New York City 
Esther Hinckley Baker of Providence, R. I. 
Lucius Erskine Whiton of New London, Conn. 
Louis R. Cheney of Hartford, Conn. 
Mrs. Robert Ives Gammell of Providence, R. I. 
George Waldo Emerson of Danvers, Mass. 

Life Member 

Arthur White Tedcastle of Milton, Mass. 

Resident Members 

Mrs. Nettie Hall Norman of Fort Riley, Kans. 

Lillian Maude Saunders of Hyde Park, Mass. 

Lieut. Col. Marshall William Wood, U. S. A., of Boise, Idaho 

Laurence Harper Norton of Cleveland, Ohio 

The Council also reported that since the October meeting Helen Frances 
Kimball, a Life Member of the Society, had frecome a Pilgrim Tercentenary 
Member. 

The Council also reported that invitations to become Honorary Members of 
the Society had been extended in its name and had been accepted by His Majesty 
Albert, King of the Belgians, and His Excellency Calvin Coolidge, Governor 
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

The Council also reported the names of thirty-five candidates for Pilgrim 
Tercentenary Membership, one candidate for Life Membership, and four can- 
didates for Resident Membership, stating that action by the Council on these 
names would be in order after they had been posted for thirty days, in accordance 
with the By-Laws. 

On motion it was 

Voted, That the Society proceed to the election of a Councillor, vice Charles Sherburne Pen- 
hallow, resigned, and to the election of the Nominating Committee, agreeable to the provisions 
of the By-Laws. 

That three tellers be appointed by the Chair, and that said tellers shall distribute, receive, 
sort, and count the ballots, and make a report at this meeting. 

That the polls be now opened, and stand open until every member present has had oppor- 
tunity to vote. 

The Recording Secretary announced that Matt Bushnell Jones of Newton, 
Mass., who had been nominated in accordance with the By-Laws as a candidate 
for Councillor, vice Charles Sherburne Penhallow, resigned, and whose name 
was printed on the ballot, had found that it would be impossible for him to 
accept this position, if elected, and had. withdrawn his name. 

The Chair called for nominations for Councillor, and Vice-President Chase 
nominated Myles Standish, M.D., of Boston, Mass. This nomination was 
seconded, the Chair appointed as tellers Messrs. W. O. Comstock, Arthur W. 
Peirce, and Hosea Starr Ballou, and the election by ballot of a Councillor and 
of the Nominating Committee took place. 

President Baxter then presented, as the speaker of the afternoon, James Ray- 
mond Simmons, A.B., B.S., of Syracuse, N. Y., Secretary-Forester of the New 
York State Forestry Association, who in an instructive lecture, entitled Three 
Centuries of Historic Trees in Massachusetts, impressed upon his audience 
the value of trees as memorials, said that they are the oldest living witnesses 



78 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist Gen. Society [Jan. 

of the history of mankind, and declared that the strength of any nation may 
be measured largely by the extent and quality of its forests. Mr. Simmons 
illustrated his lecture by a series of beautiful lantern slides, showing some of 
the most famous trees connected with historic events in Massachusetts. 

Vice-President Chase, to whom President Baxter had resigned the chair, 
then called for the report of the tellers, and, when this had been presented, 
declared that Myles Standish, M. D., of Boston, Mass., had been elected Coun- 
cillor for the term ending in February 1922, vice Charles Sherburne Penhallow, 
resigned, and that George Walter Chamberlain of Maiden, Mrs. Ida Louise 
Farr Miller of. Wakefield, William Streeter Richardson of Canton, Myles 
Standish, M. D., of Boston, and Mrs. Louie Dean White of Brookline had been 
elected members of the Nominating Committee. 

At 4.40 P. M. the Chair declared the meeting dissolved, and the members of 
the Society, with their guests, enjoyed a social hour in the tea room. 

S December. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 P. M., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the November meeting were approved, and the reports of 
the Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, 
the Council reporting that since the November meeting members of the Society 
had been elected as follows: 

Honorary Members 

His Majesty Albert, King of the Belgians 

His Excellency Calvin Coolidge, Governor of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts • 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Members 

Eugene G. Grace of Bethlehem, Pa. 
Carl Stoeckel of Norfolk, Conn. 
George Stevens Page of Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Mrs. William Lodge of Cincinnati, Ohio 
Francis Laird Snowden of Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Marvin A. Dean of Chicago, 111. 
Albro Blodgett of Toledo, Ohio 
James N. Jarvie of Montclair, N. J. 
Samuel D. Stevens of Boston, Mass. 
Warren Delano of New York City 
Willard M. Clapp of Cleveland, Ohio 
J. Lewis Wyckoft of Holyoke, Mass. 
George Armsby of New York City 
Alfred L. Shapleigh of St. Louis, Mo. 
Lincoln E. Moses of Kansas City. Mo. 
George H. Simonds of North Andover, Mass. 
Fred F. Proctor of New York City 
Mrs. Joseph A. Baker of Fall River, Mass. 

BSliftSL* I of Providence, R. I. 



Albert Babcock 
Frederick Carleton Austin of Chicago, 111. 
John Vacher Bacot of Utica, N. Y. 
Harry Taft Hayward of Franklin, Mass. 
Mrs. Elmer B. Adams of St. Louis, Mo. 
Mrs. Isaac Stephenson of Milwaukee, Wis. 
Wheeler H. Peckham of New Rochelle, N. Y. 
Mrs. George W. Avery of Pasadena, Cal. 

Life Member 

Mrs. Elisha Turner of New London, Conn. 

Resident Members 

Rebecca Dodd of Dorchester, Mass. 
Alice S. Dexter of Providence, R. I. 
John W. Arnold of New York City 
Mrs. William F. Warden of Boston, Mass. 

The Council also reported that since the November meeting the fol- 



1920] Notes 79 

lowing Life Members of the Society had become Pilgrim Tercentenary 
Members: 

Elisabeth Mussey Eustis Henry Dutton Eustis 

Mary St. Barbe Eustis 

The Council also reported the names of thirty-five candidates for Pilgrim 
Tercentenary Membership (in addition to the names of eight candidates re- 
ported at the November meeting) and four candidates for Resident Membership, 
stating that action by the Council on these names would be in order after they 
had been posted for thirty days, in accordance with the By-Laws. 
• The Recording Secretary stated that he had been informed that the number 
of those who had accepted Pilgrim Tercentenary Membership in the Society 
since this form of membership was established in February, 1919, was now 
three hundred, including nineteen Resident and Life Members, who had been 
transferred to this new form of membership. 

The report of the Nominating Committee was read and accepted, and on 
motion it was 

Voted, That the Nominating Committee, haying performed its duties, be discharged. 

The President appointed Messrs. William Streeter Richardson and William 
Eben Stone as auditors to audit the accounts of the Treasurer for the current 
year. 

President Baxter then introduced, as the speaker of the afternoon, Walter 
Elmore Fernald, M.D., of Waverley, Mass., Superintendent of the Massachu- 
setts School for the Feeble-Minded, who, in a scholarly and instructive paper, 
entitled The Eugenics of Genealogy, discussed the transmission by inheritance 
of good and bad traits and tendencies, physical, mental, and moral, with es- 
pecial reference to cases of hereditary feeble-mindedness. After the address 
Dr. Fernald answered several questions that were asked by some of his hearers, 
and the Society voted to extend to him its thanks. 

At 4.20 P. M. the Chair declared the meeting dissolved, and the members of 
the Society, with their guests, enjoyed the hospitality of the tea room. 



NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain geneal- 
ogists and publishers hare used the name of the Society in con- 
nection with their own enterprises, the Society again desires to 
state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this country 
or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any publications 
other than those that it issues over its own name at 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Carman. — The following records are written on the flyleaves of a book en- 
titled "Cognitiones Christianismi : or, Religious Instructions, Expressive in 
some Strictures of Christianity, conducing to Holiness & Happiness, from Holy 
Church Her Writings. . . . mdccxlii." 

Samuel Carman His Book 

Samuel Carman was Born in January y* 15 In the year of our lord 1751 
Lott Carman was born in April 14* In the year of our Lord 1753 
Benjamin Carman was born in February 28 In the year of our lord 1755 
John Carman was Born in February 26 In the year of our lord 1757 
Jenuary th 18 in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and 
eighty fore Departed this Life Samuel Carman Sei n Aged 65 years 

•"14" written in peneil. 



80 



Notes 



[Jan. 



Samuel Carmn and Sarah Wright was maried the 7 Day of July in the year 

of our lord 1773 
Prudence Carman was born march the 1 in the year of our lord 1775 
Polsy Carman was Born August the 14 in the year of our Lord 1776 
Caleb Carman was born in February the 8 in the year of our Lord 1780 
Zipporah Carman was Born April the 12 in the year of our lord 1787 
Sarah Wright was born OcU the 16th 1755 
Elisabeth Carman was born Oct r the 9 th , 1790 
Samuel Carman Departed this Life the first of June 1799 Aged 48 years 

4 Months and 16 Days 
Prudence Carman Departed this Life the 28 th May 1793 Aged 18 years 2 

Months and 28 Days 
Eliabeth Carman Departed this Life the 6 th of June 1793 Age* 1 2 years 8 

Months and 6 Days [sic] 
Worcester, Mass. Clarence Saunders Brigham. 



Historical Intelligence 

Heraldry. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society strongly recommends that all coats of arms which can be 

proved to be authentic be offered for record 
with this Society. The arrangements for the 
making and preservation of such records are 
complete, and the volume of recorded arms has 
been begun by the entry therein of a number of 
well-authenticated coats. Printed forms and 
directions for the making of applications may 
be obtained from the Committee, and all com- 
munications on this subject should be addressed 
to the Committee on Heraldry, New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Without taking any position with reference to 
the propriety of assuming arms, the Committee 
will be glad to examine arms or heraldic devices 
which any person or organization desires to as- 
sume, and give advice as to whether the same are heraldically correct or whether 
they violate a right of exclusive use heretofore acquired by others. 




Connecticut State Library. — George Seymour Godard, M. A., State 
Librarian of Connecticut, has sent to the Register the following brief account 
of the new duties placed upon the State Library by the Connecticut General 
Assembly in 1919. 

1. A Department of War Records was established, to continue the work 
done by the Committee upon Historical Records established under the Con- 
necticut State Cquncil of Defense. The work of this Committee and Depart- 
ment, of which the State Librarian was chairman and is director, is "To collect, 
classify, index and install in the library all available material relating to Con- 
necticut participation, public or private, in the world war, and thus to establish 
a permanent and accessible record of its extent and character, such record to 
be as complete and comprehensive as possible and to cover not only the activ- 
ities of the state, its subdivisions and agencies, but also of Connecticut agencies 
of the federal government, organizations of private persons, and of those indi- 
viduals who were direct participants in the great struggle, whether as soldiers, 
sailors, aviators or otherwise." 

2. Identifying and Marking of Graves of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines. 
The act reads: "The state librarian may cause to be located and permanently 
identified 'the graves of all soldiers, sailors and marines, veterans of any war 
in which the colony of Connecticut or the United States of America has been or 
may be engaged, who are buried within the limits of this state. The sum of ten 
thousand dollars is appropriated toward carrying out the purposes of this act." 



1920] Notes 81 

3. The work of arranging, repairing, indexing, and making accessible the 
Connecticut archives, original probate files, and public records not in current 
use, deposited from various parts of the State, and special collections presented 
to the Library, is being continued as heretofore. 

4. The special work in connection with the Connecticut State Military- 
Census, State Agricultural Survey, and State Industrial Survey has been merged 
with the work of the Department of War Records, with an increased force of 
assistants. 



The Swett Collection of Bunker Hill Affidavits. — Mr. Artemas Ward 
of 50 Union Square, New York City, wishes to locate the collection of affidavits, 
etc. (nearly 200 items, including muster rolls, letters, certificates, etc.), gathered 
in 1818 by Col. Samuel Swett when he was preparing his "Historical and Topo- 
graphical Sketch of Bunker Hill Battle." The history of this collection, down 
to 1883, is, briefly, as follows: 

In 1818, on the publication of his "Sketch of Bunker Hill Battle," Colonel 
Swett deposited his "documents and proofs" with the Boston Athenaeum, in 
order that, in the words of the author's preface, "the public may judge for 
themselves." These "documents and proofs" constitute the Swett Collection 
sought by Mr. Ward. It is entirely separate from the collection of Bunker 
Hill affidavits or depositions taken by William Sullivan and others in 1825 and 
discussed in the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, First Series, 
vol. 2, pp. 230-232. The two collections are clearly differentiated in Swett'a 
"Notes to the Sketch of Bunker Hill Battle," printed in the second edition of 
that book, 1825 (cf. pp. 3, note, and 10), and also in Frothingham's "Siege of 
Boston," first edition (p. 380, paragraphs 3 and 8) and later editions. 

In 1825, in his "Notes to the Sketch of Bunker Hill Battle," Colonel Swett 
said that he copied statements from the Boston Centinel because the originals 
(part of the Swett Collection now sought) "had been lost from the Boston 
Athenaeum." They were, however, subsequently found, as is noted in manu- 
script on many copies of the "Notes." 

In 1849 Frothingham made use of the Collection in the preparation of his 
"Siege of Boston." (See first edition, 1849, p. 121, note, and also later editions.) 

In 1883 the Collection was offered for sale for $200 in the catalogue pub- 
fished in May of that year by the late C. L. Woodward, then of 78 Nassau Street, 
New York City; but Mr. Ward has not been able to find out when the Collec- 
tion was sold from the Woodward stock or who bought it. An annotated set of 
the Woodward catalogues is in the possession of the American Antiquarian 
Society, Worcester, Mass., and the manuscript notes in the catalogue for May 
1883 name the buyers of a majority of the titles but, unfortunately, not the 
buyer of the Swett Collection. 

Mr. Ward has found no trace of the Collection after 1883. Any information 
about it or any clue to its whereabouts will be gratefully appreciated by him. 



Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised 
to furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be* communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in fuU if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Albright. — John, born in England (probably in Buckinghamshire or Bedford- 
shire) about 1745, by Rev. Manley F. Allbright, 31 Quint Ave., Allston, Mass. 

Blackleach. — Richard, born in 1653, died at Stratford, Conn., 4 Nov. 1731, 
by Rev. Manley F. Allbright, 31 Quint Avenue, Allston, Mass. 

Hurd. — Daniel, born probably at Woodstock, Conn., died probably at Sandis- 
field, Mass., married, probably at Sandisfield, 5 Feb. 1771, Rebecca Smith, 
by Rev. Manley F. Allbright, 31 Quint Avenue, Allston, Mass. 

IngersoU (Ingerson). — Jonathan, born at Poundridge, N. Y., or Long Ridge, 
Conn., 24 Feb. 1733, died at Greenfield or Milton, N. Y., 24 Jan. 1819, 
by Rev. Manley F. Allbright, 31 Quint Avenue, Allston, Mass. 



82 Recent Books [Jan.] 

Manley. — Capt. William, born at Charlestown, Mass., 30 Jan. 1703, died at 
Windsor, Conn., 11 Nov. 1788, by Rev. Manley F. Allbright, 31 Quint Avenue, 
Allston, Mass. 

Smith. — Justus, born in 1778, died at Sandisfield, Mass., 15 Mar. 1812, by 
Rev. Manley F. Allbright, 31 Quint Avenue, Allston, Mass. 



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APRIL, 1920 



HON. WILLIAM PAINE SHEFFIELD, A.M. 

By Rev. Lewis Wilder Hicks, M.A., of Wellesley, Mass. 

William Paine Sheffield, of Newport, R. L, elected a resident 
member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1912, 
made a life member 27 January 1919 ? and from 5 February 1913 
until his death Vice-President of the Society for Rhode Island, died 
suddenly at his summer residence, the old Wells farmhouse near 
Miskiania Camp in Exeter, R. I., 19 October 1919. He was born 
at Newport 1 June 1857, the son of William Paine and Lilias White 
(Sanford) Sheffield. 

From the early days of the English settlement in Rhode Island 
the Sheffield family has held a worthy and prominent place in its 
annals. Edmund 1 Sheffield, of Sudbury, co. Suffolk, England, was the 
father of Ichabod 2 Sheffield, who was baptized in the parish of 
St. Peter, Sudbury, 23 Dec. 1630, was of Portsmouth and Newport, 
R. I., in 1648, and married, in 1660, Mary, daughter of George and 
Frances Parker. Ichabod Sheffield served as a deputy in the Colo- 
nial Assembly in 1690, and died 4 February 1712. 

His son, Joseph 3 Sheffield, of Portsmouth, the eldest of five children 
(four sons and a daughter), was born 22 August 1661, married, 12 
February 1685 [1684/5], Mary Shrieve, daughter of Thomas Shrieve 
of Plymouth and Portsmouth, and died in 1706, his wife dying in the 
same year. He was deputy in 1696, and assistant from 1696 to 
1705, except in 1697. He was appointed agent of the Colony in 
England in 1700 and 1703, and was attorney general in 1704, 1705, 
and 1706. He had four sons and three daughters. 

His son, Edmund 4 Sheffield, of North Kingstown, Exeter, and 
Block Island, was born 5 April 1694, and married, 5 April 1719, 
Sarah, daughter of Nicholas Gardiner of Kingstown. He was a large 
landholder on Block Island, and a deputy in the Colonial Assembly. 

Capt. Josiah 5 Sheffield, son of Edmund, 4 was admitted a freeman 
at New Shoreham (Block Island) in 1760, and married, 8 January 
1761, Sarah, daughter of George Gardiner of South Kingstown. 
He also was a deputy in the Assembly. The births of two sons and 
two daughters are entered in the records of New Shoreham. 

Edmund 6 Sheffield, third child and second son of Josiah, 6 was 
born 7 December 1765, and married, 28 January 1790, Mercy, daugh- 

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84 William Paine Sheffield [April 

ter of Caleb Littlefield, Esq., a member of the New Shoreham Com- 
mittee of Correspondence and a descendant of Edmond Littlefield, 
one of the early settlers at Wells, Me.* The births of three sons 
and three daughters of Edmund and Mercy Sheffield are recorded 
at New Shoreham. 

George Gardiner 7 Sheffield, second son and second child of 
Edmund, 6 was born 24 February 1792, and married, 4 January 1816, 
Eliza, daughter of William L. (a farmer of New Shoreham) and Mary 
(Clark) Paine. In early life Mr. Sheffield was a JefTersonian Demo- 
crat, but in 1856 he associated himself with the newly-formed Repub- 
lican Party. He was active in town affairs and in politics, and held 
various offices of trust and honor, serving for several terms as 
representative of his town in the General Assembly of Rhode 
Island. He died in 1871 at South Lyme, Conn., which had been 
his home for the few years immediately preceding his death. 

William Paine 8 Sheffield, of Newport, son of George Gardiner 7 
and father of the subject of this memoir, was born in the town of New 
Shoreham (Block Island) 29 August 1819, and died at his home in 
Newport 2 June 1907. He was educated at the Kingstown (R. I.) 
Academy and by private tutors, and then entered upon the study 
of law. While still a very young man he began his political career, 
serving in 1841 as a delegate to the "Landholders' Convention," 
which met for the purpose of preparing a new constitution for the 
State, and being in 1842 a member of the General Assembly, where 
he took a firm stand for law and order as opposed to "Dorrism." In 
1843 and 1844, while he was pursuing his studies in law, he was 
again a member of the General Assembly from New Shoreham. He 
was a student at the Harvard Law School for a part of the year 
1844, and in the same year was admitted to the Rhode Island bar. 
He began the practice of his profession at Tiverton, R. I., and repre- 
sented that town in the lower branch of the Rhode Island Legislature 
in 1849, 1851, and 1852. Removing soon afterwards to Newport, he 
was elected to the General Assembly from that city, serving from 
1857 to 1861, when he took his seat as a member of the House of 
Representatives in the Thirty-seventh Congress (4 July 1861- 
3 March 1863), to which he had been elected, as a Unionist, in 1860. 
After the expiration of his congressional term he was again elected, 
in 1863, to represent Newport in the General Assembly of Rhode 
Island, and, with the exception of the years 1873 and 1874, was re- 
elected annually to the Assembly, until 1884. Governor Bourn then 
appointed him to the seat in the United States Senate made vacant 
by the death of Henry Bowen Anthony, and he took his seat 2 
December 1884 and served until 20 January 1885, when a senator 
was elected by the Legislature. In the Rhode Island General 
Assembly Mr. Sheffield was an able member of the standing commit- 
tee of the House on the Judiciary, and in 1869 he served on a select 
committee to revise the laws of the State. He was a ready speaker 
and wrote many important monographs on legal and historical 
subjects. He was prominent in the affairs of his home city, and 
was a leader in finance, the oldest member of the corporation of the 

* Cf. Register, vol. G7, pp. 34G-348. 



1920] William Paine Sheffield 85 

Redwood Library, president and director of the People's Free 
Library, vice-president of the Newport Historical Society, a member 
of the Society of the Cincinnati, and chairman of the committee 
appointed to receive in Rhode Island the French delegates who 
came to the United States to take part in the celebration of the one 
hundredth anniversary of the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. 
From Brown University he received the honorary degrees of Master 
of Arts and of Doctor of Laws. In 1847 he married Lilias White 
Sanford, daughter of Samuel and Susan (Bodge) Sanford of Boston 
and a descendant of John Sanford, who was one of the earliest 
settlers of Rhode Island and president of Portsmouth and Newport 
from May 1653 to May 1654. 

William Paine 9 Sheffield, the subject of this memoir, only son of 
William Paine 8 and Lilias White (Sanford), received his early educa- 
tion in private schools in his native city, entered Phillips Andover 
Academy, where he was graduated with honor in 1873, and then 
was admitted to Brown University, where he won the degree of Bach- 
elor of Arts in 1877, graduating with the highest honors. In 1880 
his alma mater conferred on him the degree of Master of Arts. He 
studied civil and Roman law at the University of Paris, and, on his 
return from abroad, continued his law studies at the Harvard Law 
School, where he was enrolled as a student in 1878-9, and in the 
office of his father. He was admitted to the Rhode Island bar 1 
March 1880, and continued in the active practice of his profession 
until a short time before his death. Since the death of his father, 
in 1907, he had been the head of the law firm of Sheffield and Harvey, 
of Newport. 

In 1880 Mr. Sheffield began a long career of faithful public service 
by accepting an appointment to the office of State commissioner on 
the affairs of the Narragansett Indians. He held this position until 
1884, and in the performance of its duties gained a thorough knowl- 
edge of this Indian tribe. In 1885-1887, 1889-90, and 1894-1896 
he was a member of the lower house of the General Assembly of 
Rhode Island, where his work on the Judiciary Committee was 
especially valuable. In 1885-1887 he was also aide-de-camp, with 
the rank of colonel, on the staff of Gov. George Peabody Wetmore. 
In 1889 he was elected city solicitor of Newport, and held this office 
for several years. In 1897 he served on the commission to revise 
the constitution of the State. In 1906, when the new city charter 
of Newport went into effect, Colonel Sheffield was elected a member 
of the Representative Council from Ward Three of Newport, for the 
one-year term, and was reelected to the Council in 1907 for the 
term of three years. At the beginning of his first term in the Council 
he was chosen unanimously to be its presiding officer, and continued 
to preside over the Council during the two years in which he retained 
his membership in that body. In 1908 he was elected, as a Repub- 
lican, to represent the First Congressional District of Rhode Island 
in the United States House of Representatives, in the Sixty-first 
Congress, taking his seat in December 1909 and serving until the end 
of this Congress in March 1911. But in the congressional elections 
of 1910 he was defeated as a candidate for reelection, and he was 



86 William Paine Sheffield [April 

again defeated in 1912, when the defection of the Progressives insured 
in so many districts the election of the Democratic candidates. The 
confidence which his party reposed in him was shown, however, by 
his selection in 1911 to be a member of the Republican National 
Oommittee, and he continued to hold this position until his death. 
He was also a member of the committee to revise the constitution 
of the State. 

In educational matters Mr. Sheffield early showed a lively 
interest. From 1885 to 1894 he was a member of the Newport 
School Committee, being its chairman for part of this time. He 
realized the importance of manual training in the public schools, 
and, with others, established and maintained at Newport a system 
of private instruction for boys in 'wood-working. From 1886 on he 
was a director of the Redwood Library and its secretary for several 
years, and he was also president of the People's Library. He was an 
authority on the early history of Newport, and an interesting speaker 
on topics relating to it. 

He was connected with many charitable and financial institutions, 
was one of the alumni trustees of Brown University, a member of the 
American Bar Association, a member and secretary of the Rhode 
Island Society of the Cincinnati, in which he succeeded his father, 
and a vestryman of Emmanuel Church. 

Mr. Sheffield married, 16 October 1889, Mary Stevens Burdick, 
who survives him, daughter of Jonathan Truman and Emily (Sher- 
man) Burdick. All of their eight children survived their father, but 
the eldest, Margaret Burdick, died in Boston, after a brief illness, 
26 January 1920. The other children are William Paine, a graduate 
of Brown University and a lawyer associated with his father's law 
firm, Mary Morse, Samuel Sanford, a graduate of Brown University 
in the Class of 1919, now in business in New York, Lilias Sanford, 
Katherine Ray, Frances, and Elizabeth. His two sons were lieu- 
tenants in the United States Army in the World War, the elder son 
serving for several months in France. Mr. Sheffield's sister, Mrs. 
Mary (Sheffield) Moriarty, widow of the late George Andrews 
Moriarty, Esq., also survives him. 

The community in which Mr. Sheffield lived appreciated at its true 
value his well-spent fife and realized the loss that it had sustained in 
his death. His personal characteristics are thus described in a 
biographical sketch published in the local newspaper: 

"Mr. Sheffield was of an unusually genial and happy disposition, and his 
hospitality knew no bounds. His home life was ideal, and to his children he 
was always a friend and companion who shared with them their pleasures 
and activities. In his home and at the camps in which he entertained his 
many friends he was a charming host, always considerate, ever solicitous of 
their enjoyment of the many things he shared with them. In every gathering 
in which he participated for business purposes, he was ever an agreeable 
entertainer as well as an associate to whom his fellow directors or trustees 
looked for advice on a wide range of topics. ... To the various public 
offices which he had held he brought wide experience in affairs to the success- 
ful performance of the manifold and arduous duties which he was called upon 
to discharge. In the legal profession, not only of Newport but of the state, 
he was recognized as a leader and his success at the bar for many years was 



1920] The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. 87 

due not only to his extensive legal knowledge but also to the thoroughness 
of detail and the technical skill which were manifest in every case in which 
he was engaged. ... In everything in which he engaged he was to a 
marked degree a dependable, earnest, efficient and valuable worker .... 
He was above all a man who did all he could for his fellow-man, in whatever 
condition he found him."* 

And the same paper, in an editorial article, says of Mr. Sheffield: 

"Few men have a wider range of reading, and study, few a more varied 
knowledge of men and experience of life in all its aspects. Few possess so 
large a fund of reminiscence and anecdote, ready at a moment's call, and few 
enjoy more genuinely the. telling of a good story or the cracking of an inno- 
cent joke. This made him an unusually charming companion and conversa- 
tionalist, and in any company where he might be found he was fairly certain 
to be at or near the centre of interest. Withal he was serious-minded, 
scholarly, thoughtful, and deeply religious — a well-rounded, well-balanced 
man. 

"Possibly both the manner and the place of his death would have been of 
his own choice. A man of affairs, full of the zest of life, whenever his work 
should be done he would not have cared to linger idle on the stage. A lover 
of nature and of nature's sweet solitude and tender intimacies, he had found 
great delight and comfort in recent years in his summer camp in Exeter. 
What more fitting, perhaps in his own thought, than that his last walk 
should be through the familiar woods, that his last moments should be spent 
besidejthe lake which he had come so to love?" 



THE ERSKINE FAMILY OF BRISTOL, ME. 

By Frank Ernest Woodward of Wellesley Hills, Mass. 
[Concluded from page 34] 

25. James 3 Erskine (David, 2 Alexander 1 ), born at Bristol, Me., 

was drowned in Biscay Pond, Bristol, in an endeavor to save 
his son Edmund, who also lost his life. He married, 11 Mar. 
1813, Margaret Jones. 
Children: 

i. Dexter,* m. three times. No children now living. 

ii. James W., b. 22 Jan. 1825; d. at Bath, Me., 29 Nov. 1909; m. his 
second cousin, Mary Ann (Erskine) Hodges (22, ii), q. v., b. 
17 Nov. 1829, d. at Bath in Jan. 1897, dau. of Jonas W- and 
Margaret (Jones) Erskine and widow of Isaac Hodges. Children: 
1. Ernest, 6 b. 19 Jan. 1858; living unm. at Bath. 2. Origen M., 
b. 27 Oct. 1863; living unm. at Bath. 3. Charles E., b. 12 Oct. 
1869; d. unm. 4 June 1901. 

iii. Edmund, drowned in Biscay Pond, Bristol. 

iv. Margaret, m. 3 Jan. 1859 Danby Hall of Bath, Me., and settled 
there. 

26. Col. John 3 Erskine (David, 2 Alexander 1 ), born at Bristol, Me., 

in Jan. 1795, died 13 June 1888, aged 93 years, 5 months. He 
married, 18 July 1825, Nancy Huston, who died 13 Sept. 

* Newport Journal and Weekly News, 24 October 1919. 



88 The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. [April 

1857, aged 56, daughter of Robert and Margaret (Fletcher). 
Children : 

i. Cyprian, 4 b. 31 July 1826; d. 15 Jan. 1915; m. 8 Feb. 1856 Sarah 
Morton Bryant, who d. 18 June 1911. Children: 1. Nancy, 6 
b. 13 Mar. 1857; m. Marshall Weeks. 2. Sanford Brown, b. 
12 Sept. 1859; d. unm. 27 Dec. 1908. 3. John E., b. 5 Nov. 
1861; m. 25 Feb. 1901 Octavia E. Little. No children. 

ii. Eunice B., b. 10 Sept. 1828; d. 18 Aug. 1851. 

iii. Esther B., b. 6 Sept- 1830; d. 13 Apr. 1853. 

iv. Margaret C, b. 22 Jan. 1833; m. 13 May 1855 John M. Bryant. 
Children: 1. Mary E., b. 27 June 1856. 2. Charles W., b. 15 
Apr. 1858. 3. Annie M., b. 27 Feb. 1860. 4. Jennie B., b. 25 
Nov. 1861. 5. Cyprian H. E., b. 9 Apr. 1865. 

v. Elizabeth P. (twin), b. 2 Mar. 1836; living at Damariscotta, Me., 
in 1919; m. 8 July 1857 her second cousin, Zenas F. 4 Erskine 
(35), q. v., b. at Bristol 10 Jan. 1832, d. at Damariscotta 3 June 
1906, s. of Alexander and Pamela (Perkins). 

vi. Mary D. (twin), b. 2 Mar. 1836; d. ; m. (1) 6 Oct. 1864, 

as his third wife, her second cousin, Joseph Poland 4 Erskine 
(23, ii), q. v., b. 4 Oct. 1823, d. 23 Sept. 1874, s. of George and 
Sarah (Perkins) ; m. (2) 20 Aug. 1880 Stearns L. Graves. 

27. David 3 Erskine {David? Alexander 1 ), mariner, born at Bristol, 
Me., in 1798, died 26 Apr. 1880, aged 81 years, 10 months. 
He married, 30 Dec. 1823, Maria Trask, who died 21 June 
1861, aged 62, daughter of Solomon of Jefferson, Me. 
Children : 

i. Mary Jane, 4 b. 2 Apr. 1826; m. (intention recorded 12 Nov. 1845 J 
Lewis Lambert of North Yarmouth, Me., and settled at Bangor, 
Me. Children: 1. Marion J. 2. Deborah. 3. William. 

ii. James Harvey, b. 20 June 1828; d. of smallpox 8 Feb. 1864; m. 
(intention recorded 22 July 1848) Elizabeth Davis of Bristol. 
He settled at Bangor, Me., but probably returned to Bristol. 
He served in the Civil War as a private in Co. C, 2d Maine In- 
fantry, and died in the service. Children: 1. Charles A., h b. 
26 Mar. 1854; d. at Maiden, Mass., 14 Dec. 1893. 2. William 
H., b. in Oct. 1855; d. 22 Feb. 1861. 3. Mary Jane. 4. Samuel. 

iii. Solomon Trask, of Bristol, b. 8 May 1830; d. 3 Mar. 1900; m. 
28 Nov. 1857 his second cousin, Emily C. 4 Erskine (13, ii), who 
d. 6 Mar. 1913, dau. of John and Margaret (Erskine). Children: 
1. Esther* b. 11 Nov. 1858; m. 7 June 1877 Samuel O. Packard of 
Quincy, Mass.; residence, Bristol; one daughter. 2. Helen, b. 
20 Mar. 1861; d. 22 July 1862. 3. William J.,- of Farmington, 
Me., b. 25 May 1863; m. (1) 3 Dec. 1884 Nellie A. Palmer of 
• Bristol, who d. 19 Apr. 1907; m. (2) 26 Dec. 1908 Esther Hardy; 
three children by first wife.* 

iv. William, b. 23 Mar. 1832; living at Rockland, Me., in 1919; m. 
24 Dec. 1861 Ann Larabee of Rockland, b. 10 Dec. 1832, d. 
10 July 1906. Children: 1. William* b. 14 Jan. 1866. 2. Arnold, 
b. 10 Aug. 1868. 3. Ruth, b. 7 July 1870; d. 8 May 1886. 4. 
Jennie B., b. 26 Nov. 1872; d. 27 Nov. 1918. 5. Josiah, b. 28 
Feb. 1877; d. 8 Sept. 1883. 6. Rosie B., b. 14 Aug. 1878. Two 
others, who d. at birth. 

v. Arnold Blaney, b. 20 July 1835; d. at St. Augustine, Fla.; m. at 
Charlestown, Mass., 23 Nov. 1870, Emma T. Wrightington, 
who d. in Boston, Mass., 27 Mar. 1878, dau .of Albert and Mary 
of New York City. He served in the Civil War as a corporal 
in the 2d Maine Infantry. He was later an officer at the State 
prison at Charlestown. Children: 1. Helen Maria, 6 b. 3 Sept. 

•Children by 6rst wife: 1. Merle Chester, b. 15 Oct. 1885. ' 2. Flora Isabel, b. 29 Dec. 1887; 
d. 20 Feb. 1919. 3. Verna Marion, b. 1 Mar. 1899. 



1920] The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. 89 

1871; d. in infancy. 2. Bertha Louisa, b. 24 Oct. 1873; m. \~** 

residence, Portland, Me. 3. Chester Arthur, b. 31 Jan. 1877 ( 
d. 18 Dec. 1877. 

28. Robert 3 Erskine {Robert, 2 Alexander 1 ) was born at Bristol, 

Me., 10 July 1801. He married (intention recorded 3 Oct. 
1826) Agatha Hatch. He removed to Bath, Me., where at 
least one of his children was born, and later, it is said, to New 
YorkCity. 
Children : 

i. Robert, 4 b. at Bath, Me., in 1833; m. at Taunton, Mass., 15 June 
1859, Sarah A. Burtt. 

ii. Henry, said to have lived in New York City, m. , who 

survived him and m. (2) Robert John Kelley (7, iii, 4) of New 
York City, b. 25 Feb. 1840, d. at Brooklyn, N. Y, 9 Jan. 1908, 
s. of Thomas and Margaret (Erskine) and first cousin of her 
first husband. Her second husband was divorced from her, and 
she lived afterwards at New Haven, Conn. Children: 1. Clara,* 
who became an actress. 2. Jessie. 3. Cora. 4. Robert. 5. 
Shirley. 6. A child. 

29. Simon 4 Erskine (William, 3 Alexander, 2 Alexander 1 ), of Bristol, 

Me., born either at Whitefield or Pittston, Me., in Aug. 1827, 
died 17 Sept. 1892. He married at Bristol (intention recorded 
3 July 1848) his first cousin, Elizabeth J. 4 Erskine (13, i), 
who died 26 June 1893, daughter of John and Margaret 
(Erskine). 
Children : 

i. William Alpheus, 6 of Manchester, N. H., b. 5 Dec. 1849; m. (1 ) 
at Bristol, 3 Aug. 1869, Sarah J. Clark, who d. at Newcastle 
Me., 4 July 1898, dau. of John and Sarah of Bremen, Me.; m. (2) 
at Manchester, 27 June 1900, Ada Rebecca Frost, dau. of 
Thomas P. and Hannah (Hammet). Children by first wife: 
1. Frank William,* b. 3 Aug. 1872. 2. Cora F., b. 28 Sept. 1874. 
3. Belle A., b. 30 Mar. 1877. 4. Helen W., b. 9 Dec. 1880. 5. 
Stephen A., b. 3 Sept. 1882; d. young. 6. Maud, b. in 1884; 
d. in infancy. 7. Alton, b. 20 Sept. 1888. 8. Fred H., b. 20 Mar. 
1893. 

ii. Stephen Girard, b. 15 Mar. 1852; d. 11 Aug. 1874. 

iii. Margaret Ellen, b. 14 June 1854; m. 27 May 1873 Frank H. 
Lailer, s. of Thomas S. and Mary Ann. Residence, South 
Portland, Me. Children: 1. Thomas S., b. 3 June 1874. 2. Mary 
Ann, b. 1 July 1876. 3. George Charles, b. 6 Apr. 1880. 4. Arthur 
Clark (twin), b. 17 Nov. 1885. 5. Alton Vesper (twin), b. 17 Nov. 
1885. 

iv. Emeline E., b. 10 Apr. 1857; m. William H. Clark of Bremen, Me. 

v. Tamsin, b. 10 Nov. 1859; m. in Boston, Mass., 5 Apr. 1885, Thomas 
Goode of Boston, s. of Ignatius and Maria (Madden) of Galway, 
Ire. Children: 1. Ignatius Francis, b. 7 Mar. 1886. 2. William 
Patrick, b. 29 June 1888. 3. John Thomas, b. 3 Jan. 1891. 4. 
James Edward, b. 11 Oct. 1896. 5. Mary Lillian, b. 20 Mar. 1898. 

vi. Mary W., b. 10 Oct. 1861; d. in Jan. 1863. 

vii. Elizabeth D., b. 28 June 1864; d. 10 May 1911; m. 23 July 1884 
Elforest Robinson, s. of George W. and Susan (Hutchins). 
Residence, Bristol. Children: 1. Maud, b. 22 May 1887; m. 13 
June 1909 Parker W. Rice. 2. Jennie, b. 12 Dec. 1889; m. 4 July 
1909 Ozro M. Benner. 

viii. John Harvey, of Manchester, N. H., b. 6 Nov. 1868; m. 24 Dec. 
1891 Jennie Frances Glass, dau. of Samuel G. and Sarah J. 
of Bath, Me. Children: 1. Leroy G., 6 b. 29 Dec. 1892. 2. Mildred 



90 The Ershine Family of Bristol, Me. [April 

B., b. 15 July 1894. 3. Guy H., b. 8 May 1896. 4. Edith T., 
b. 22 June 1897. 5. Thelma F., b. 10 Mar. 1905. 
ix. Simon, b. 8 Mar. 1870; d. 6 Mar. 1895. 

30. Elbridge Gerry 4 Erskine (John, 3 Alexander, 2 Alexander 1 ), born 

at Bristol, Me., 4 Aug. 1844, died at Bath, Me., 6 Oct. 1914. 

He married, 24 Dec. 1876, his second cousin once removed, 

Ida Ellen Hodges (22, ii, 1), born 25 Jan. 1851, died 2 Mar. 

1916, daughter of Isaac and Mary Ann (Erskine) of Bremen, 

Me. He was a ship carpenter and resided for many years at 

Bath. 

Child: 

i. Harvey Knowlton, 5 b. 15 July 1878; d. at Brest, France, 23 Oct. 
1918; m. at Bath, Me., 18 Sept. 1905, Florence Irene French, 
b. 18 Sept. 1883. He was a letter carrier, and, when the United 
States entered the war against Germany, he enlisted at once and 
was commissioned as captain, being assigned to the 48th U. S. 
Infantry. He sailed for France in Oct. 1918, was attacked by 
influenza on the voyage, and died two days after landing on 
French soil. Child: 1. James Elbridge, 6 b. 29 June 1906. 

31. Samuel F. 4 Erskine (John, 3 Alexander, 2 Alexander 1 ), born at 

Bristol, Me., 30 May 1846, was living at Bremen, Me., in 1919. 

He married first, 30 Nov. 1871, Martha Washington 

Richards, who died in Boston, Mass., in childbirth, 7 Jan. 

1875, aged 22 years, 3 months, daughter of Elbridge Gerry 

and Hannah (Jones) (Jones) of Bristol;* and secondly, at 

Bremen, 29 May 1880, Lydia J. Bryant, daughter of Levi 

and Margaret of Round Pond, Me. He resided in Boston for 

several years, then at Portland, Me., and later at Bremen. 

Children by second wife: 

i. Flora B., 6 b. 2 Mar. 1881; d. 5 Oct. 1881. 

ii. Herbert Bryant, b. 30 Sept. 1882; d. 10 Sept. 1884. 

iii. Gracie Margaret, b. 4 Apr. 1884. 

iv. Martha Vernon, m. 12 June 1915 Julian R. Tibbetts. 

v. Guy S., m. Ruy Wilcox Wilson of Portland, Me. 

vi. Warren O. 

vii. Roxana J., m. Fred J. Waltz. 

viii. Bryant. 

32. William 4 Erskine (Alexander, 3 William, 2 Alexander 1 ), born at 

Bristol, Me., 17 Jan. 1804, died 2 Oct. 1830. He married, 

29 Nov. 1827, Betsey Baker, born at Wiscasset, Me., 4 June 

1806, died 12 Oct. 1834, daughter of Andrew and Jerusha 

(Boynton) of Bristol. f William was studying to be a Methodist 

minister when he caught a severe cold, that developed into 

pneumonia, from which he died. His widow married secondly, 

in June 1833, William Blunt of Wiscasset, by whom she had a 

daughter, who died a few days before the mother. William 

Blunt married secondly, in Oct. 1842, Hannah Dickinson, by 

whom he had three daughters. 

Child: 

i. Jerusha Baker, 6 b. 21 Nov. 1828; d. in Washington, D. C, at the 
home of her dau., Mrs. John H. Olcott, 8 June 1914; m. 20 Jan. 

'Vide supra, -5, i, 1, with footnote. 
\Vide infra, p. 94, footnote. 



1920] The Er shine Family of Bristol, Me. 91 

1848, Samuel Woodward, who d. at Chelsea, Mass., 18 May 
1875, s. of James and Lavinia (Wadsworth) of Bristol. After 
the death of her mother, Jerusha Baker Erskine was brought up by 
her grandmother Baker, for whom she was named. After her 
marriage she lived in Damariscotta, Me., until 1866, when the 
family moved to Chelsea. Children: 1. Samuel Walter, b. 13 
Dec. 1848. 2. Frederic Eugene, b. 22 July 1850. 3. Julia Hussey, 
b. 16 Sept. 1851; d. 4 Feb. 1852. 4. Frank Ernest, b. 2 Jan. 
1853. 5. Maria Isabel, b. 30 Nov. 1854; m. John H. Olcott. 
6. NellioClifton, b. 30 Dec. 1857; d. 30 Apr. 1864. 

33. Wilson 4 Erskine (Alexander? William, 2 Alexander 1 ), born at 

Bristol, Me., 27 Sept. 1808, died 19 May 1895. He married, 

25 Dec. 1832, Elizabeth Richards, born 25 July 1807, died 

6 Dec. 1892, daughter of Lemuel and Sarah (Bailey) of Bristol.- 

Children: 

i. Wilson, 6 b. in Nov. ,1833; d. 9 May 1838. 

ii. Capt. Melville Cox, b. 4 Oct. 1835; d. at San Francisco, Cal., 
in July 1909; m. (1) 28 Apr. 1856 his first cousin, Sakah J. 
Batchelder, b. 26 Apr. 1833, d. 8 Oct. 1857, dau. of Rev. John 
and Mrs. Barbara (Richards) (Erskine) ;* m. (2) about 1 Jan. 1862 
Mary A. McCarty of Bremen, Me., who d. in Feb. 1904, dau. of 
Jerry and Helen. They moved to San Francisco, where he had 
been located since 1858. Children by second wife: 1. William 
Wilson, 6 of San Francisco, b. 6 Oct. 1862; m. Caro Morse. 2. 

Melville Cox, of Los Angeles, Cal., b. 16 Aug. 1880; m. Myra . 

3. Richard Gird, of El Paso, Tex., b. in May 1883; m. Gladys Shaw. 

iii. Harriet Jane, b. 17 Sept. 1837; d. 13 May 1910; m. at Bristol, 
19 Sept. 1855, Capt. Solomon Dockendorf Mtjnro, who was 
living at Round Pond, Me., in 1919. Children: 1. Wilson S., 
b. 6 Oct. 1856; d. 20 Oct. 1856. 2. Melville E., b. 8 Oct. 1857; 
living in Boston, Mass. 3. Lizzie E., b. 20 Feb. 1862; d. 31 May 
1881. 4. Frederick K., b. 6. Feb. 1867. 5. Edmund D., b. 20 Dec. 
1874; d. 30 Dec. 1874. 6. Edmund D., b. 7 May 1879. 

iv. Edith S., b. 21 Aug. 1839; m. 11 May 1861 Samuel T. Hinds of 
Round Pond, Me.; both were lost at sea in Nov. 1870. Three 
children, all of whom d. young. 

v. Wilson T., b. 27 Feb. 1841; living at Roslindale, Mass., in 1918; 
m. 13 Aug. 1865 Helen M. Fountain of Bristol. He served in 
the Civil War as a private in Co. I, 2d Maine Infantry. He has 
children. 

vi. Emeline C, b. 14 June 1842; m. 30 Nov. 1876 Samuel N. Smith, 
s. of Charles and Hannah (Nash) of Gray, Me. Residence, 
Round Pond, Me. No children. 

vii. Lemuel Richards, b. 27 Oct. 1844; served in the Civil War; d. at 
Pensacola, Fla., 23 Nov. 1862. 

viii. Wilbur F., b. 25 Oct. 1845; d. at Chino, Cal., 9 Nov. 1894; m. 
25 Dec. 1877 Maria Julia Cutler, dau. of Capt. Abner and 
Maria P. (Farr). He moved to San Francisco, Cal., in 1878. 
Children: 1. Wilbur Julian, 6 b. at San Francisco 24 Aug. 1880; 
m. Nellie Morse Erskine. 2. Alvin Crawford, b. at Oakland, 
Cal., 6 Jan. 1883; m. 27 Aug. 1913 Emily Hildred Davies. 3. 
Erlon Elmer, b. at Chino 29 Nov. 1891; m. in Sept. 1916 Hazel 
Schmidt. 

ix. Mary A., b. 25 Aug. 1846; m. 26 Nov. 1866 Augustus Marias 
Sproul, who d. 27 Oct. 1903, s. of Marias H. and Nancy D. 
(Seiders) of Bristol. Children: 1. Wilbur Lionel, b. 8 Oct. 1867; 
d. 1 Dec. 1917. 2. Grace Emma (twin), b. 1 Jan. 1871. 3. Charles 
Dwinal (twin), b. 1 Jan. 1871; d. in Sept. 1871. 4. Augustus 
Charles, b. 24 Sept. 1874. 5. Norman Richards, b. 20 Jan. 1881. 

x. Winfield Scott, b. 28 June 1848; d. 30 Mar. 1849. 

*Vide supra, p. 26, footnote. 



92 The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. [April 

xi. Clarissa M., b. 17 Feb. 1851; m. (1) 12 Jan. 1876 Moses M. 
Rhoades of Bristol, who d. 26 Nov. 1882, s. of Cornelius and 
Welthea (Wellman); m. (2) 14 May 1889 Rev. Gustavus B. 
Chadwick of China, Me., who d. 4 Mar. 1900, s. of Jason. Resi- 
dence, Damariscotta, Me. Children by first husband: 1. Harriet 
M., b. 18 Oct. 1876. 2. Lincoln, b. 19 July 1878. 3. Henry W., 
b. 26 June 1880. Child by second husband: 4. Wallace W.^ 
b. 10 July 1892. 

34. Lorenzo D. 4 Erskine (George, 3 George, 2 Alexander 1 ), born at 

Bristol, Me., 10 Mar. 1838, was living on his farm at Bristol 
in 1919. He married first, at Damariscotta, Me., 3 Nov. 
1862, Nancy Weeks, who died 17 July 1863, aged 28 years, 
3 months, formerly wife of Robert Hull of Bristol, from whom 
she had been divorced; secondly, in Boston, Mass., 22 July 
1865, Roxana Packard of Quincy, Mass., who died 24 June 
1883, aged 39, daughter of George W. and Lucy A.; thirdly, 
17 Apr. 1884, Olive Collamore of Bremen, Me. ; and fourthly, 
21 Feb. 1893, Mrs. Francis M. Foster, who died 20 Aug. 
1904. 

Child by first wife : 
i. Alva E.,' b. in May 1863; d. 14 Feb. 1864. 

Children by second wife: 

ii. Nancy Jane, m. A. B. Creamer. 

iii. George, m. Ernestine Hatch. 

iv. Sarah, m. R. H. Hanly. 

v. Frank, m. Sibley. • 

vi. Mary, m. Joseph Poland. 

35. Zenas F. 4 Erskine (Alexander, 3 George, 2 Alexander 1 ), born at 

Bristol, Me., 10 Jan. 1832, died at Damariscotta, Me., 3 June 
1906. He married, 8 July 1857, his second cousin, Elizabeth 
P. 4 Erskine (26, v), born 2 Mar. 1836, living at Damariscotta 
in 1919, daughter of Col. John and Nancy (Huston). 
Children: 

i. Walter Edwin, 5 b. 9 Apr. 1858; m. Nellie Oliver of Bath, Me. 

One child. 
ii. Carrie May, b. 20 Mar. 1860; d. 24 Feb. 1895; m. 7 May 1883 

Hiram R. Osier of Damariscotta, s. of Hiram and Hester (Lang). 

Child: 1. Margaret E., b. 7 July 1886. 
iii. Eunice Catherine, b. 25 Sept. 1862; m. 16 Nov. 1886 Theodore 

Herbert Thomas of Rockland, Me., s. of Benjamin and Sarah 

Jane (Allen) of Northport, Me. Children: 1. Herbert Erskine, 

b. 5 May 1888. 2. Alden Bradford, b. 25 Jan. 1890. 3. Clara 

Allen, b. 27 Apr. 1891. 
iv. Mirtie Eva, b. 26 July 1865; unm. 
v. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 30 Oct. 1868; m. 1 Nov. '1893 Fred W. 

Huston of Damariscotta, s. of Elbridge and Edna (Huston). 

Residence, Woodford's, Me. Child: 1. Edna Nellie, b. 16 Mar. 

1895. 
vi. Marietta, b. 11 July 1871; living with her mother at Damariscotta 

in 1919.* 
vii. Susan Jane, b. 19 Apr. 1874; unm. 
viii. Wilbur Armstrong, b. 22 July 1876. 
ix. A child, b. 31 May 1879; d. 2 June 1879. 
x. Harold Lester, b. 31 Jan. 1883; m. 17 Jan. 1912 Flora Abbie 

• From Marietta Erskine of Damariscotta the compiler of this genealogy has obtained much 
valuable information relating to the descendants of George Erskine (5) and David Erskine (G). 



1920] The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. 93 

Preble of Wiscasset, Me., dau. of Archie and Susetta (Hilton). 
Child: 1. Elizabeth Frances, 6 b. 1 Apr. 1913; living at Mystic, 
Conn., in 1919. 

ADDENDUM 

NINON ERSKINE AND HIS DESCENDANTS 

1. Ninon 1 Erskine of Bristol, Me., elder brother of Alexander 
Erskine of Bristol (vide supra, 1), was born, probably at Londonderry, 
Ireland, in 1705, came to Bristol a few years after his brother, and 
died 15 June 1795, aged 90. He married, in 1750, before coming to 
Bristol, Ann Hamilton.* His mother's name was Barbara Wier, 
and she was married to his father in 1703. He settled in Bristol on 
a farm located on the Damariscotta River, next below the Thomas 
Hutchins place. 

Children :f 

2. i. John, 2 b. at Bristol 24 Mar. 1752. 

3. ii. William, b. at Bristol about 1754. 

4. iii. Alexander, b. at Bristol in July 1757. 

iv. James, mariner, b. in 1759; supposed to have been lost at sea. He 
served in the Revolution in Capt. Benjamin Plummer's company 
in the Penobscot expedition, 6 July to 24 Sept. 1779. He witnessed 
a deed in Bristol 22 June 1784. On 12 Sept. 1786 he bought of 
Joseph McNear a small tract of land at Wiscasset Point in Pownal- 
borough (now Wiscasset), Me. 
'v. Jane, m. (1) 8 Feb. 1776 James McNear of Newcastle, Me., lost 
at sea in 1779, s. of Capt. John and Mary (Shirley) ;t m. (2) 

• An old family record in possession of his great-granddaughter, Mrs. Farley Hopkins of New- 
castle, Me., is authority for Ninon Erskine's birth and marriage. 

t In the Bristol records is entered the marriage of James Skinner of Pownalborough and Janet 
Askins, 20 Jan. 1776. Janet Askins was not a daughter of AJexanderi Erskine. If she was a 
daughter of Ninon Erskine, she seems to have been unknown to his later descendant*. 

t Capt. John McNear was born in 1701 and died in,.1798. According to Cushman's History 
of Sheepscot he married Mary Shirley of Chester, N. H., born in 1719, died in 1819. He settled at 

Sheepscot (Newcastle), Me., about 1747. His sister married Anderson, who was killed by 

the Indians. Children of Capt. John and Mary (Shirley) McNear: 1. John, lost at sea in 1779, 
with his brother James; m. his first cousin, Agnes Shirley of Chester, who d. at Chester in Feb. 
1823, aged 80, daughter of James. 2. James, lost at sea in 1779, with his brother John; m. 8 Feb. 
1776 Jane Erskine, daughter of Ninon and Ann (Hamilton) of Bristol; two sons. 3. Joseph, m. 
2 Mar. 1786 Hannah Laiten. 4. Thomas, lost at sea; unm. 5. Anne, m. Ezekiel Laiten of 
Sheepscot. 6. Sarah, m. Saul Seavey of Wiscasset, Me. 7. Eleanor, m. George Erskine of Alna, 
Me. 8. Elitabeth, b. in 1757; d. 1 June 1836, aged 79; m. Capt. Alexander Erskine (vide infra, 4). 
9. Jane, bur. in the Sheepscot cemetery; m. Jonathan Stevens of Wiscasset. 10. Margaret, d. 
17 May 1844, aged 82 years; bur. in the Sheepscot cemetery; m. 20 Oct. 1785 Patrick Lennox, 
b. at Port Patrick. Scotland, in Apr, 1750, d. 19 Apr. 1831. 

The children of Jonathan and Jane (McNear) Stevens were: 1. A son, m. Rhoda Gownie, who 

bore to him two children (Margaret, m. McCoy, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and 

Louise, d. unm.) and who m. (2) Patrick Lennox, s. of Patrick and Margaret (McNear). Perhaps 
others. 

The children of Patrick and Margaret (McNear) Lennox were: 1. Robert, b. 13 Mar. 1786; d. 
14 Mar. 1857; m. Sophia Cunningham; six children. 2. Thomas, b. 1 Nov. 1788; d. 10 Mar. 1864; 
m. 20 Apr. 1820 his first cousin, Mary Erskine (vide infra, 4, v). 3. Patrick, of Wiscasset, Me., 
b. 15 May 1794; d. 28 July 1861; m. (1) 15 Jan. 1826 Rhoda (Gownie) Stevens; m. (2) 23 Dec. 
1827 Nancy Hathorn; m. (3) 2 Apr. 1839 Eliza Waldron; one child by first wife and four children 
by second wife. 

The six children of Robert and Sophia (Cunningham) Lennox were: 1. Helen, now deceased; 

m. Boyd; residence, California. 2. Nancy Jane, now deceased; m. Jefferson Fogg, now 

deceased; residence, Maiden, Mass.; three children. 3. Henry, now deceased; m. Ann Cutts; 
residence, California. 4. Harriet, m. Alfred Campbell; residence, California. 5. Robert, now 
deceased; m. ; residence, California. 6. Charles, of California; d. unm. 

The children of Patrick Lennox, son of Patrick and Margaret (McNear), were: Child by first 
wife: 1. William Patrick, a merchant of Wiscasset, Me., d. s. p. 2 May 1900; m. about 1870 Lucretia 
(Page) Stinson, now deceased, dau. of Rufus Page and widow of Samuel Stinson. Children by 
second wife: 2. John Erskine. 3. Alfred, a merchant of Wiscasset, Me., now deceased; m. Sarah 



94 The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. [April 

(intention recorded 30 Dec. 1785) John Baker of Pownalbo rough 
(now Wiscasset), Me., widower, who d. 23 Nov. 1810.*. Children 
by first husband: 1. Capt. John, b. 6 Mar. 1777; lost at sea in a 
storm, with his brother James, 1 Oct. 1829; m. 15 Nov. 1801 
Betsey 3 Erskine (vide supra, 3, iv), dau. of William 2 (Alexander 1 ) 
and Ruth (Cox); twelve children (vide supra, 3, iv). 2. James, 
b. in 1779; lost at sea in a storm, with his brother John, 1 Oct. 
1829; m. 24 Jan. 1799 Lydia 3 Erskine (vide supra, 3, ii), dau. of 
William 2 (Alexander 1 ) and Ruth (Cox) ; ten children (vide supra, 
3, ii). 

vi. Henry, b. in 1762; d. unm. 18 Dec. 1787, aged 25 years. 

vii. Ann, m. David Grier of Bristol. He served in the Revolution in 
Capt. Henry Hunter's company of Bristol, in Sept. 1777. In the 
Direct Tax of 1798 he was taxed for a dwelling house and 90 acres 
of land, and this land Ninon Erskine had sold to him 15 May 1793. 
Children: 1. Mary. 2. Susan. 3. Levi. 4. William. 5. Jane. 

2. Capt. John 2 Erskine (Ninon 1 ), mariner, born at Bristol 24 Mar. 
1752, was lost at sea in 1787. He married (intention recorded 
at Boothbay, Me., 8 Aug. 1778) Sarah Reed of Boothbay, 
who died 5 Jan. 1823, aet. 63, probably daughter of John 2 
(Andrew 1 ) of Boothbay. According to the probate records 
"Mary Asians" of Bristol, widow, was appointed administra- 
trix of the estate of her late husband, 23 Oct. 1787; but "Mary" 
must be a mistake for "Sarah," for on 15 July 1794 Sarah 
"Askins" of Boothbay, widow, administratrix of the estate of 
John "Erskine," late of Bristol, deceased, conveyed to Thomas 
McClure, for £70, 50 acres of land on the "Damascoty river in 
Bristol" (Lincoln County Deeds), and her gravestone in the 
Ancient Cemetery at Wiscasset, Me., reads: "Sacred to the 
memory of Mrs. Sarah, consort of Capt. John Erskine, who 
died Jan. 5, 1823, Mt 63." The family moved to Pownal- 
borough (now Wiscasset) about 1800.t 
Children : 

i. Sarah, 3 b. in 1779; m. Seavet. 

ii. Anna, b. in 1781; m. (intention recorded 2 July 1796) Samuel 
Young of Pownalborough. 

Young, dau. of Joshua of Wiscasset; two children. 4. Annie, d. unm. 5. Frances, now deceased, 
m. Capt. Joseph Tucker, master mariner, of Wiscasset, Me., now deceased, a. of Capt. Richard 
Hawley and Mary (Melius); several children. 

• John Baker married (1) 3 Feb. 1765 Elizabeth Pottle, by whom he had the following'children: 
1. Capt. Daniel, of Wiscasset, b. 6 Feb. 1767; d. 7 July 1827; m. 26 Nov. 1795 Hannah Hues. b. 16 
July 1771, d. at Wiscasset 23 Oct. 1823, daughter of Maj. John and Elizabeth (Kingsbury) of 
Pownalborough (now Wiscasset). 2. John, of Wiscasset. 3. Azariah, of Edgecomb, Me. 4. 
Andrew, m. Jerusha Boynton; settled in Bristol; their daughter Betsey m. (1) William Erskine 
(vide supra, 32) and (2) William Blunt. 5. Abner, m. Jane Erskine (vide infra, 2, iii); moved to 
New York. 6. A daughter, m. Young. 

The children of Capt. Daniel and Hannah (Hues) Baker were. 1. Betsey, b. 30 Aug. 1796; d. 
14 Dec. 1796. 2. Hannah, b. 4 July 1798; d. 25 Oct. 1831; m. Thomas Slomin. 3. John, b. 25 
July 1800; m. (1) 25 Oct. 1827 Lydia Lowell, who d. 23 Apr. 1845, in her 44th year; m. (2) 6 Nov. 
1849 Susan E. Plummer. 4. Rebecca, b. 5 Dec. 1802; d. 29 Oct. 1836; m. James McNear, s. of 
Capt. John and Betsey (Erskine) (vide supra, 3, iv, 2). 5. Daniel, b. 18 Feb. 1805; d. 7 Jan. 1879. 

m. (1) Eliza A. , who d. 6 Jan. 1860. aged 52 years; m. (2) Sarah J. , b. 4 June 1820, 

d. 11 Apr. 1907. 6. Abner, b. 20 May 1807. 7. Betsey, b. 31 Aug. 1809; lived to be a centenarian; 
m. 17 Oct. 1833 Joseph Decker, b. 2 Apr. 1805, d. 1 Apr. 1878. 8. Andrew, b. 14 Feb. 1812; d. 
2 Aug. 1812. (Family Bible of Capt. Daniel Baker, in the possession (1907) of his grandson, 
Anson M. Baker of Wiscasset, s. of Abner; Bible in the possession (1907) of Mrs. Betsey (Baker) 
Decker, then of Dresden, Me., dau. of Capt. Daniel; gravestone inscriptions in family burial lot 
of Daniel Baker of Wiscasset, s. of Capt. Daniel.) 

t On 17 June 1796 Capt. Joseph Reed's intention of marriage to Sarah Askins was published in 
Boothbay — his second marriage. This Sarah Askins was probably the widow of Capt. John 
Erskine (2), but on her gravestone the name of her second husband does not appear. 



1920] The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. 95 

iii. Jane, b. in 1783; d. 3 July 1865, aet. 82;* m. (1) (intention recorded 
17 Nov. 1805) Capt. Abner Baker of Wiscasset, who moved to 
New York, and d. there 29 Aug. 1816, aged 35,* s. of John and 
Elizabeth (Pottle) ;f m. (2) 16 Feb. 1834 Capt. James Carney, 
widower. Children by first husband: 1. John E., d. 28 Nov. 1816, 
aged 8 years.* 2. Michael S., d. at New Orleans, La., in 1858, 
aet. 44.* 
5. iv. John, b. at Bristol 4 Mar. 1785. 

v. Catherine, b. about 1787; d. 6 Feb. 1873, aet. 86;* m. (intention 
recorded 11 Jan. 1807) John Church Felker, who d. 6 May 1821, 
aet. 41.* Children (order uncertain): 1. John Church, b. about 
1809; d. at sea 17 Sept. 1835, aet. 26.* 2. Catherine, d. 28 May 
1877; m., as his second wife, Abial Wood, Jr., of Wiscasset. 3. 
Sarah E., d. 19 June 1897; m. Capt. Thomas Saunders of Wiscasset, 
who d. at Matanzas, Cuba, 22 June 1858, aet. 56;* had issue. 4. 
William C, d. at Matanzas, Cuba, 19 May 1852, aet. 35.* 5. 
Mary Ann. 6. Maria. 

3. William 2 Erskine (Ninon 1 ), of Bristol, Me., was born at Bristol 

about 1754. He married (intention recorded 15 June 1788) 
Sarah Beard of Bristol. 

William Erskine lived on the paternal estate until 1808. On 
19 Apr. 1791 his father sold to him 70 acres of land on both 
sides of the Damariscotta River, which he, in turn, sold 14 
Dec. 1804 to Thomas McClure. On 28 Aug. 1808 William 
Erskine disposed of 60 acres and 48 acres more to Thomas 
McClure & Co., 'land which he probably inherited, as he 
occupied the homestead after his father's death. 

Children :$ 

i. Levi. 3 

ii. Nancy, m. in 1807 Bamtjel Blaisdell. 

iii. William. 

iv. Mary. 

4. Capt. Alexander 2 Ersjcine (Ninon 1 ), mariner, born at Bristol, 

Me., in July 1757, was lost at sea about 1803. He married at 
Newcastle, Me. (intention recorded at Newcastle 1 Dec. 1781), 
Elizabeth McNear, born in 1757, died 1 June 1836, aged 79, 
buried in the cemetery at Sheepscot Bridge (Newcastle) Me., 
daughter of Capt. John and Mary (Shirley) of Newcastle.§ 

He settled at Pownalborough (now Wiscasset), Me., as 
early as 1785. In 1798 he is called an innholder. He also 
built ships at Wiscasset, in company with Abial Wood, Jr., 
and was lost at sea while in command of one of the ships which 
he had built. 

Children; 

i. James, 3 b. 25 Sept. 1782; d. s. p. at Augusta, Me.; m. 25 Aug. 1816 
his first cousin, Mary Seavey, dau. of Saul and Sarah (McNear) § 
of Wiscasset. 

ii. Alexander, b. 4 Sept. 1784; d. unm. in the West Indies. 

iii. Thomas, b. 18 July 1786; d. unm. in the West Indies. 

iv. Betsey, b. 11 June 1789; d. 5 Sept. 1793; bur. at Wiscasset. 

v. Mary, b. 14 Feb. 1793; d. 26 Mar. 1878; m. 20 Apr. 1820 her first 
cousin, Capt. Thomas Lennox, b. 1 Nov. 1788, d. 10 Mar. 1864, 

• Gravestone in the Ancient Cemetery, jWiscasset, Me. 
t Vide supra, p. 94, footnote. 

X From a record kept by Elijah Philip Crooker of Bristol. 
§ Vide supra, p. 93, footnote. 



96 The Erskine Family of Bristol, Me. [April 

s. of Patrick and Margaret (McNear).* Children; 1. Capl. 
Thomas Parkman, b. 10 Dec. 1821; m. 27 Oct. 1848 Harriet 
Gorham of Nobleborough, Me.; two children. 2. Alexander 
Erskine, b. 11 July 1824; d. unm. in California 31 May 1857. 3. 
Frances Georgianna Trott, b. 29 Apr. 1826; m. 12 Oct. 1843 Capt. 
Farley Hopkins of Newcastle; four children: Frances Georgianna, 
Henry Clay, Thomas Lennox, Mary. 4. George Erastus, b. 14 
May 1828; d. unm. in Australia 14 Mar. 1856. 5. Dr. Edwin 
Sewall, of Worcester, Mass., b. 19 Feb. 1830; d. 8 Jan. 1895; m. 7 
Mar. 1855 Sarah E. Stanfield of Brunswick, Me.; one daughter.f 
6. Mary Eliza, b. 28 Nov. 1832; d. at Maiden, Mass., 10 Mar. 
1920: m. 5 Apr. 1860 Rev. Horace L. Bray, now deceased; one 
son, who d. in infancy. 7. Lucinda Holmes, b. 23 June 1S35; 
d. unm. 18 May 1859. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. 12 Aug. 1797; d. 17 Nov. 1883; m. 8 July 1823 Horace 
Osgood of Leominster, Mass., who d. 28 Mar. 1864. Children: 
1. Capl. Horace N., b. 13 Mar. 1825; d. 8 May 1893, aged 64 (sic); 
m. Pauline Austin; three children. 2. Mary Elizabeth, b. 18 Oct. 

1827; d. 30 Apr. 1900; m. (1) Herbert; m. (2) Ephraim 

Taylor. 3. James Erskine, b. 2 May 1833; m. Lucy Chase; no 
children. 4. Arietta Holmes, b. 8 Jan. 1835; m. (1) Rod- 
man; m. (2) Osgood. 5. Thomas L., b. 3 July 1836; d. 16 

Oct. 1849. 6. Anna F., b. 13 Mar. 1841; m. Hatch; 

residence, California; had issue. 

5. Col. John 3 Erskine (Capt. John, 2 Ninon 1 ), of Wiscasset, Me., 
born at Bristol, Me., 4 Mar. 1785, died 4 Mar. 1855. He 
married first (intention recorded 14 May 1820) Ann Maria 
McKown of Bristol, who died at Wiscasset 17 June 1827, J 
aged 30; and secondly, 9 May 1830, Rebecca Davis Parker, 
who died at Wiscasset 26 Jan. 1890, aged 85, daughter of 
Rev. Freeman and Rebecca (Rice) of Wiscasset. 

John 'Erskine removed to Pownalborough (later Wiscasset), 
with other members of his family, about 1800. He interested 
himself in military affairs, and was commissioned as captain 
of a company in the War of 1812. His title of colonel was 
acquired at the close of the War. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Sarah Jane, 4 b. at Wiscasset 5 Apr. 1821; d. at Waukegan, 111., 23 
Nov. 1857; m. at Wiscasset, 11 Aug. 1846, Rev. Benjamin Frank- 
lin Parsons of Edgecomb, Me., a Congregational minister, b. 21 
June 1820, d. at Derry, N. H., 3 Feb. 1896. She removed at once 
to Waukegan, where her husband was settled. Children, b. at 
Waukegan: 1. Sarah Frances, b. 28 May 1848; unm. 2. Maria 
McKown, b. 11 Oct. 1851; d. unm. in Feb. 1900. 

ii. John, b. in 1823; d. young. 

iii. Maria, b. at Wiscasset in 1824 or 1825; d. at Aurora, 111., 6 Aug. 
1885; m. at Waukegan, 111., Judge Benjamin Franklin Parks 
of Aurora, s. of Calvin Chapin Parks. Residence, Aurora. 

Children, b. at Aurora: 1. John Calvin, m. ; no children. 2. 

Fridley, d. young. 

iv. Helen S., b. at Wiscasset 5 Apr. 1826; d. at Aurora, 111., 4 Apr. 1878; 
m. (1) at Wiscasset, 22 June 1851, Charles W. Coffin; m. (2) 
Samuel Ruste of Aurora, 111. Children by first husband, b. at 
Wiscasset: 1. Charles W., d. unm. at Aurora. 2. Nellie, d. unm. 
at Aurora. 

• Vide supra, p. 93, footnote. 

t This daughter, May H. Lennox, married Hopper Striker Mott of New York City, and had 
two children. 

X Gravestone reads 18 June 1827. Cf. Register, vol. 72, p. 243. 



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Children by second wife: 

v. Isabel Beecher, b. 29 Apr. 1836; m. at Aurora, HI., 2 Sept. 1857, 
Robert Hall Parks, s. of Calvin Chapin Parks and younger 
brother of Judge Benjamin Franklin Parks, husband of her half 
sister Maria (5, iii). Residence, New York City. Child: 1. 
Isabel Erskine, b. 1 Apr. 1860; m. 19 Apr. 1893 Samuel Dwight 
Brewster of New York City, b. at Bowling Green, Ohio, 6 Aug. 
1851, s. of Sidney Lyman and Catherine (Evers) Brewster and a 
descendant of Elder William Brewster of the Plymouth Colony; 
two sons, Sidney Erskine, b. 8 May 1897, and Warren Dwight, b. 
12 Apr. 1901. 
6. vi. Freeman Parker, b. 16 Aug. 1837. 

vii. Mary Frances, b. in July 1838; d. 5 Apr. 1845. 

viii. Willard McKown, b. in Apr. 1839; d. 12 Nov. 1846. 

6. Freeman Parker 4 Erskine (Col. John* Capt. John, 2 Ninon 1 ), 
born 16 Aug. 1837, died at Wiscasset, Me., 28 May 1887. He 
married at Davenport, Iowa, 2 Jan. 1863, Frances Louise 
Sylvester, who died at Wiscasset 28 Aug. 1913, daughter of 
Samuel and Charlotte of Bangor, Me. 
Children: 

i. Edith May, 6 b. at Davenport, Iowa, 25 Feb. 1865; m. at Camden, 
Me., 29 Aug. 1885, Martin Andrews of Chicago, 111. Residences, 
Wiscasset and Chicago. Children: 1. Erskine, drowned when a 
lad. 2. Martin, m. . 3. Barbara. 4. WolcolL 

ii. Albert Sylvester, b. at Evanston, 111., 6 July 1872; m. in Chicago, 
111., 30 June 1903, Georgette Ernestine Lyon, dau. of George 
P. and Marie Louise (Campion)* of Chicago. They have lived in 
Chicago, at Seattle, Wash., and (since 1918) at Wiscasset. Chil- 
dren: 1. Parker Sylvester, 6 b. 29 May 1904. 2. John Lyon, b. 6 
Aug. 1906. 3. Frances Louise, b. 14 Oct. 1910. 4. Frederick 
Benjamin, b. 18 Dec. 1912. 5. Albert Sylvester, b. 7 Feb. 1914. 



THE DUNNINGS OF MAINE 
By Rev. Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole, A.M., D.D., of Bath, Me. 

The following genealogy makes various additions to accounts pre- 
viously published of Andrew Dunning of Brunswick, Me., and his 
descendants, and corrects many erroneous statements about this 
family that have appeared in print. 

Dunning is an old, Anglo-Saxon clan name. Dunnington, a hamlet 
of Warwickshire, England, was probably the home of the clan in that 
county, and is mentioned in records of the twelfth century. In 
Yorkshire, about the same time, a place called Dunningsley is found. 
In Scotland, not far from Inverness, is the town of Dunning. The 
surname Dunning was common in Dorset in the sixteenth century, 
and a little later it is found in Devonshire. The Scottish records 
mention persons named Dunning very frequently in the fifteenth 
and sixteenth centuries. Robert Dunning was a member of the 
Scottish Parliament in 1472, 1475, and 1482. James, son of the 

• Marie Louise Campion was born in France. 



98 The Dunnings of Maine [April 

late John Dunning, was apprenticed to David Dunning, saddler, of 
Edinburgh in 1597. 

Many Scotch families passed over to the northern part of Ireland 
about the year 1600. Andrew Dunning was buried at Lough Derry 
22 May 1662. His daughter Mary was buried 6 June 1655, as the 
register of Derry Cathedral, parish of Templemore, Londonderry, 
Ireland, declares. 

Some have tried to connect the Dunnings of Maine with the family 
of Lord Ashburton, but all evidence is against the claim. John 
Dunning of Ashburton, lawyer, was born in 1700 and died in 1780. 
His son John was born 18 Oct. 1731, was admitted to the English 
bar in 1756, was elected member of Parliament in 1768, married 
Elizabeth Baring in 1780, was elevated to the peerage in 1782, and 
died at Exmouth, England, 18 Aug. 1783. He was celebrated for 
his eloquence and legal abilities. His lands and titles were inherited 
by his only surviving son, Richard Barr Dunning, who was born 20 
Sept. 1782, married 17 Sept. 1805 Anna, daughter of William 
Cunningham, and died without issue 15 Feb. 1823. He bequeathed 
the portions of his estate which had long been in the Dunning family 
to the nearest collateral male heir, if such heir could be found within 
three months of the testator's death. John Dunning of London, 
retailer of beer, proved his claim to the estate, and his descendants 
were living upon it in 1852, as is learned from a letter of George F. 
Dunning of Farmington, Conn., who visited England in that year 
and searched in vain for his ancestors. The Dunning family of 
Maine sent over a representative to investigate their right to the 
above-named estate, which imagination claimed to be worth fifty 
millions of dollars. No Dunning in America had any claim whatever 
to the estate and no connection whatever with the Dunning family 
of Ashburton, except through the ancient clan. 

There were Dunnings in New England at an early date. George 
Dunning was a settler at New Haven, Conn., as early as 1644, owning 
a part of the present campus of Yale University. His descendants 
are numerous. Benjamin Dunning, dealer in leather,, had a son 
Benjamin, who was born in Boston, Mass., 3 Mar. 1679. He 
probably went to Stratford, Conn., and to Long Island. His brother, 
John Dunning, settled at Newtown, Conn. A younger brother, 
Michael Dunning, is said to have married Margaret Foster at Jamaica, 
Long Island, in 1710, and to have settled at Goshen, Orange Co., 
N. Y. ; in 1714, where he had sons, Jacob, Samuel, James, and Michael. 
Hick Dunnfng married at Hingham, Mass., 7 Dec. 1669, Sarah Joy, 
daughter of Thomas and Joan (Gallop), and had a son, Edmund, who 
was born at Hingham 31 Mar. 1672.* Jonathan Dunning was a 
soldier in King Philip's War in 1676. 

It is quite clear that the Dunning family of Brunswickf came over 
with the so-called Scotch-Irish immigrants of 1717-18 from London- 
derry, Ireland. The military enrolment of Andrew Dunning and 
his sons in 1723 declares that they came from Ireland. But, although 

• History of Hingham vol. 2. p. 206. 

t All places mentioned in this article are situated within the present limits o£ the State of 
Maine, unless another State or region is indicated in the text or may be easily inferred from the 
context. 



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sometimes called Irish, they were all Scotch, who had lived for one 
or two generations in Ireland. 

1. Andrew 1 Dunning, born about 1664, died at Brunswick 18 
Jan. 1736 [? 1736/7], aged 72 years. He married, according to tradi- 
tion, Susan Bond, who perished in the burning of her house a year 
after her husband's death. A negro slave narrowly escaped death 
at the same time. 

Andrew Dunning came to New England in 1717, and in that year 
bought lots in the town of Brunswick, as the records of the Pejepscot 
Company declare. The following year, as it seems, his family came 
over with the immigrants from the north of Ireland. His son, David 
Dunning, aged 86 in 1793, testified that he had lived in Brunswick 
"ever since I was a boy of twelve years of age." On 8 Oct. 1767 the 
same David Du-ining deposed "that on or about the year 1718 I 
came first to Boston and in the same vessel with Mr. Andrew Mc- 
Fadden and his wife (who is now a widow) and that soon after we 
came to Boston we came down together in the same vessel to the 
eastern country; that the said McFadden and his wife went to live at 
a place in merry meeting bay called Somersett.— rThe deponent adds 
that he has lived in the town of Brunswick constantly ever since the 
year one thousand seven hundred and eighteen and within ten or 
fifteen miles of Somersett aforesaid/'* 

The ship Maccullum, James Law, master, arrived at Boston from 
Londonderry, Ireland, 1 Sept. 1718. The same ship sailed from 
Boston to Merry Meeting Bay on 8 Sept. 1718. Rev. James Wood- 
side in 1723 said in a petition that "he with 40 families, consisting of 
above 160 persons did in the year 1718 embarque on a ship at Derry 
Lough in Ireland in order to erect a colony at Casco Bay, in your 
Majestys Province of Main in New England. That being arrived 
they made a settlement at a place called by the Indians Pegipscot, 
but by them Brunswick, within 4 miles from Fort George, where he 
had a garrison house." 

That garrison house was built by the Pejepscot Company at 
Maquoit, on Middle Bay, in the southerly part of Brunswick. Near 
by Andrew Dunning bought his lots and built his house, on the farm 
occupied in 1878 by Patrick McManus. Here he lived as a black- 
smith and farmer, " much respected for his integrity and uprightness 
of Character." He was buried in the old cemetery near the first 
meeting house, on Main Street, a mile or so south of Bowdoin College, 
and his gravestone is said to be the oldest one in Brunswick and to 
have been made by his son James. The inscription reads as follows: 

Here lyeth the Body of Mr Andrew Duning who departed this life 
Ianawary the 18th Anno Dora 1736 aged 72 Yrs. 

Children: 

2. i. James, 2 b. in 1691. 

3. ii. William, b. about 1700. 

iii. Robert, killed by Indians in 1724. 

iv. Andrew, killed by Indians in 1724, aged 20. William Dunning of 
York was appointed administrator of his estate, 4 Oct. 1726. 

4. v. David, b. in 1706. 

* Cf. Bangor Historical Magazine, vol. G, pp. 38-39. 
VOL. LXXIV. 7 



100 The Dunnings of Maine [April 

2. Lieut. James 2 Dunning (Andrew 1 ), of Brunswick, born in 1691, 

died 8 June 1752. He married Martha Lithgow, daughter 
of Capt. Robert, as tradition, supported by the McKeen 
Manuscripts, says. He lived on the homestead at Maquoit. 
He was selectman in 1739, 1743, and 1746. He was com- 
missioner to the General Court in 1747, a soldier in Captain 
Giles's company in 1723-24, and afterwards a lieutenant in the 
militia. It was, perhaps, his widow whose intention of mar- 
riage to Wait Herrick of Noble town was published 5 Apr. 1759. 
Children, recorded at Brunswick: 

5. i. Robert, 3 b. 10 Jan. 1731. 

ii. Mart, b. 18 Apr. 1733; m. (intention recorded in Sept. 1754) Wil- 
liam Read, Jr. 

iii. Susanna, b. 17 Mar. 1736; m. (intention recorded 20 Oct. 1754) 
Mathew Patten of Biddeford. Residence, Surry. 

6. iv. James, b. 31 July 1738. 

v. Margaret, b. 15 Nov. 1740; d. in Sept. 1814; m. (intention recorded 
21 Aug. 1759) Thomas Campbell of North Yarmouth. Residence, 
Brewer. 

7. vi. William, b. 4 Mar. 1743. 

8. vii. Andrew, b. 18 Apr. 1745. 

9. viii. David, b. 16 Dec. 1749. 

10. ix. John, b. 8 Mar. 1753. 

3. William 2 Dunning (Andrew 1 ), of York, farmer and cordwainer, 

born about 1700, died at York 13 June 1783. He married at 
York, 26 Nov. 1724, Deborah Donnell, daughter of Benjamin 
and Mary (Harmon)* of York and granddaughter of Thomas 
Donnell. Deborah (Donnell) Dunning died in 1771, in the 
67th year of her age, "deserving/ ' as her gravestone says, 
"the best character as a wife, a mother, a neighbor and a 
Christian, and will be remembered with great affection and 
esteem by all who knew her." William Dunning came to 
Brunswick in 1718, but the attacks of the Indians in 1724 
induced him to settle at York. 
Children, recorded at York: 

i. Benjamin 3 b. 14 Aug. 1725; d. 27 Oct. 1730. 

11. ii. Andrew, b. 11 July 1727. 

iii. Mary, b. 11 Jan. 1729; d. young. 

iv. Deborah, b. 9 May 1732; d. 2 Sept. 1820; m. 27 Dec. 1750 Jona- 
than Farnttm. 
v. Mercy, b. 7 Nov. 1734; m. 27 Dec. 1757 John Mitchell of Kittery. 

12. vi. Benjamin, b. 17 Jan. 1736/7. 

vii. Mary, b. 4 Apr. 1739; m. 18 Dec. 1760 Dummer Sewall. 

viii. James, b. 17 Mar. 1741; d. before 9 July 1775; m. 24 Dec. 1771 
Mary Bragdon, dau. of Joseph. She m. (2) 24 Feb. 1778 John 
Emery. Children: 1. Joseph,* b. 18 Apr. 1773; m. (intention 
recorded 18 Jan. 1799) Olive Knight. 2. James, b. 6 July 1775. 
(York records.) 

ix. Jenny, b. 8 June 1743; m. 9 June 1781 Thomas Baker. 

x. Willi am, b. 4 Jan. 1745/6; m. at Portsmouth, N. H., 23 Mar. 1773, 
Jane Seymore, who survived him and m. (2) 1 Feb. 1784 
Arthur Briggs. Child: 1. Deborah,* b. in 1776. 

4. Capt. David 2 Dunning (Andrew 1 ), of Brunswick, born in 1706, 

died at Brunswick 16 Aug. 1793, aged 87, and was buried 

• Mary Harmon was daughter of John Harmon. 



1920] The Dunnings of Maine 101 

with his father, first wife, brother James, and several children 
in the old cemetery, a mile or so south of Bowdoin College. 
The inscriptions on their slate gravestones are still legible. He 
married first, in Boston, Mass., 5 Dec. 1735 (Rev. John 
Moorhead, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, where the 
marriage is recorded, officiating), Mary Todd, who died 16 
Aug. 1784, aged 74, probably daughter of John and Rachel 
(Nelson) and sister of Andrew Todd of Londonderry, N. H., 
and of Capt. Alexander Todd of Boston; and secondly, 29 
Jan. 1788, Mrs. Mary (Lithgow) Hunter, daughter of Capt. 
Robert Lithgow and widow of Capt. Adam Hunter of Topsham. 
She was a sister of the wife of David Dunning's brother James 
(2). David Dunning and his second wife were both over 
eighty years of age at the time of their marriage. 

David Dunning came to Brunswick in 1718. He was a 
soldier in Captain Giles's company in 1723^, when seventeen 
years of age. He owned a large part of the land where the 
village of Brunswick now stands, having bought, 25 Sept. 
1730, of Rowling Norton of Salisbury, Mass., 97 acres "border- 
ing on Amos cogen river," as the deed says. This Norton had 
served with him in Captain Giles's company. On 10 Oct. 
1735 David Dunning sold land in Londonderry, N. H., and 
this indicates, perhaps, a short residence in that place. (Cf. 
deed at Concord, N. H.) 

He built a garrison house in Brunswick, near the spot where 
the town hall now (1920) stands, and the site has been marked 
with an appropriate historical tablet. "It was two stories 
high, forty feet long, and twenty-two feet wide. The second 
story projected about three or four feet over the first, and the 
walls had loop-holes for the purpose of enabling the inmates 
to fire upon the Indians when necessity required. There was 
a tower on the top, from which the teams could be watched on 
their way to and from the Merriconeag Marshes." (History 
of Brunswick, p. 634.) 

In this garrison all his children were born. In 1772 he 
built a house near his garrison, on Main Street, and here he 
died. Here also his son John kept a tavern, calling it "Wash- 
ington Hall." It was burned in 1856. When Fort George 
was dismantled in 1761, David Dunning and Jeremiah Moulton 
bought the site for £133. 6s. 8d. They owned the water 
power on both sides of the river and built the first dam and 
sawmill. Fort George stood where the big cotton mill now 
stands, at the lower end of Main Street. 

An old record says that David Dunning "was one of the most 
active, enterprising and respected men of his time." He was 
a deacon in the Congregational Church, the first representative 
of Brunswick in the General Court of Massachusetts, in 1742-3, 
a member of the first Board of Selectmen in 1739, a selectman 
again in 1741 and 1749, and town clerk in 1762. He appears 
as lieutenant in the militia in 1746 and was commissioned 
captain by Governor Shirley about 1748. Later in life he 



102 The Dunnings of Maine [April 

was captain of an "Alarm Company." In Jan. 1755 he 
served twenty-one days in helping to transport stores for the 
soldiers at Forts Western and Halifax, in Augusta and Winslow, 
hauling these stores by handsleds on the ice from Arrowsic. In 
lumbering and military expeditions he learned the value of 
the surrounding country, and, when the town of Royalsborough, 
now Durham, was planned in 1762, he bought one-sixteenth 
of the township. In the division of lots he drew, among others, 
Lot 91, in the northern part of the town, and in 1783 he gave 
a deed of it, 75 acres, to his daughter, Elizabeth Stackpole. 

A pewter platter, inscribed with the initials D. D., is in the 
possession of the Stackpole family, and Mrs. Elizabeth (Dun- 
ning) Alexander of Harpswell had, in 1900, a silver spoon with 
the initials A. D., which Andrew Dunning brought with him 
in 1717. 

Children by first wife, born at Brunswick: 

13. i. Andrew, 3 b. 9 Nov. 1736. 

14. ii. John, b. 19 Sept. 1738. 

iii. Mary, b. 22 Oct. 1740; d. 22 June 1818; m. 15 Nov. 1764 William 
Owen, cabinet maker, b. at Falmouth (now Portland) 23 Apr. 
1739, d. 3 July 1799, aged 61, s. of John and Margaret (Mustard). 
His house, which stood on the site of the post office in Portland, 
was burned by the British in 1775. Soon afterwards he moved 
to Brunswick and lived on the corner of Main and O'Brien Streets. 
He and his wife were members of the Congregational Church, 
Brunswick. He was deputy to the General Court in 1785. Both 
are buried in the oldest cemetery of Brunswick. Children, 
recorded by William Owen in his account book: 1. Mary, b. 23 
Aug. 1765; d. unm. 22 Oct. 1789. 2. David, b. 19 May 1767; d. 
15 Oct. 1857; m. Lettie Wilson; lived in or near Wayne; eleven 
children. 3. John, b. 27 Aug. 1769; d. at Brunswick 13 Nov. 
1831; m. 17 Aug. 1806 Susanna Nichols of Cohasset, Mass.; 
their only child, Susan Bowne, b. 11 Sept. 1809, m. Rev. James 
Budd Britton. 4. Elizabeth, b. 27 May 1771; d. 15 May 1830; 
m. before 1799 John Woodside. 5. Samuel, b. 22 June 1772; d. 
unm. 27 Dec. 1792. 6. Peggy, b. 3 Mar. 1774; d. unm. 12 Nov. 
1818. 7. Jenny, b. 9 Apr. 1776; d. unm. 28 Jan. 1806. 8. Lucy, 

b. 3 June 1779; d. 20 Apr. 1871; m. Moody, a sea captain. 

9. Rachel, b. 9 May 1781; d. unm., at the old Owen homestead, 
20 Aug. 1851. 10. William, b. 3 Jan. 1784; d. at Baltimore, Md., 
where he lived, 12 Sept. 1851; four sons and two daughters. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 29 Nov. 1742; d. 8 June 1747. 

v. Margaret, b. 11 Feb. 1745; m. 19 Oct. 1765 Robert Sutherland 
of Portland. The name Sutherland does not appear in the Revo- 
lutionary rolls nor in the U. S. Census of 1790 anywhere in Maine. 
Children, bapt. in the First Parish, Portland: 1. James, bapt. 21 
Sept. 1766; d. young. 2. Mary, bapt. 19 June 1768; m. Thomas 
Noyes (?). 3. Jane, bapt. 17 Dec. 1769- 4. William, bapt. 23 
May 1773. 5. Peggy, bapt. 12 Mar. 1775; d.. 7 Sept. 1861; m. (1) 
(intention recorded at Newbury, Mass., 20 Aug. 1803) Joseph 
Coffin of Newbury; she was then of Brunswick but had been in 
St. John, N. B.; m. (2) 27 Nov. 1806 Thomas Emery of Newbury; 
three children by second husband. 6. James, bapt. 13 Oct. 1771. 

vi. David, b. 29 Sept. 1747; d. 18 Oct. 1747. 

vii. Jennet, b. 29 Jan. 1748/9; d. 11 Mar. 1786; m. 1 Jan. 1774 John 
Dunlap, b. 19 June 1738, s. of Rev. Robert and Jane (Allison), 
who survived her and m. (2) Mary Tappan.* He was represen- 

• John and Mary (Tappan) Dunlap had three children: 1. Richard T., b. 28 June 1789; d. 
2G Oct. 1863; a general in the militia. 2. Robert Pinckney, A. B. (Bowdoin College, 1815), A.M. [ib., 



1920] The Dunnings of Maine 103 

tative to the General Court, 1799-1805. In 1803 he was esteemed 
the richest man in Maine, worth $200,000. (See History of 
Brunswick, p. 730.) He built the house on Main Street where Dr. 
Lincoln lived, which has now been moved back on O'Brien Street, 
and here he entertained Talleyrand for a day. Children: 1. 
Robert, b. 16 Nov. 1774; d. young. 2. John, b. 7 Mar. 1776; d. 
14 July 1842; m. 22 Sept. 1821 Mrs. Lois (Cushing) Porter, who 
d. at Hollis in Oct. 1882, aged 91 years; six children, of whom 
Frances H. m. 6 Sept. 1857, as his second wife, James Russell 
Lowell, the poet, and d. in London, Eng., 19 Feb. 1885. 3. David, 
b. 21 June 177S; d. 5 Feb. 1843; m. in 1821 Nancy McKeen, dau. 
of Rev. Joseph, the first president of Bowdoin College; he was 
representative for ten years in the Legislature of Massachusetts 
and Maine, an overseer of Bowdoin College, and a member of the 
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. 4. 
Samuel, b. 6 May 1780; d. young. 5. Mary, b. 29 Mar. 1783; d. 
young, 
viii. Elizabeth, b. 9 Sept. 1751; d. 29 Feb. 1836; m. at Harpswell, 4 July 
1775, John Stackpole of Harpswell, later of Durham, b. at 
Somersworth, N. H., 4 Aug. 1749, d. 26 June 1829, s. of James and 
Elizabeth (Pierce). Nine children. (Cf. History and Genealogy 
of the Stackpole Family, pp. 132 et seq.) 

5. Robert 3 Dunning (James, 2 Andrew 1 ), of Brunswick, born at 

Brunswick 10 Jan. 1731, died 7 Oct. 1804. He married 
(intention recorded 14 Feb. 1757) Sarah Spear, born 26 Feb. 
1737, probably daughter of William and Elizabeth. 

He was a lieutenant in the Revolution and later a captain 
in the militia. He built, it is said, the first vessel on Middle 
Bay, Brunswick. He was on the Committee of Correspon- 
dence, Inspection, and Safety in 1778. He and his wife Sarah 
were members of the Congregational Church in 1772. 

Children, recorded at Brunswick: 

i. James, 4 b. 4 Feb. 1757; probably lost on the privateer Sea Flower 
in 1778. (See History of Brunswick, p. 686.) 

ii. Robert, b. 13 Aug. 1758; d. 6 Sept. 1758. 

iii. William, b. 1 Sept. 1759; m. Hannah Stanwood. 

iv. Robert, b. 3 Sept. 1762; m. in 1794 Elizabeth Bucklin of Thomas- 
ton (?). 

v. Andrew, b. 14 Apr. 1765; d. 15 Sept. 1800. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. 2 Aug. 1767; m., probably, 12 Jan. 1792, Arthur 
Giveen. 

vii. David, b. 10 Aug. 1769; m. Betsey Farrin, dau. of John (?). 
Children: 1. James} 2. John Jefferson. 

viii. Martha, b. 7 Jan. 1772; m. (1) 9 Aug. 1792 Ebenezer Stanwood; 
m. (2) in 1796 Joseph Dustin. 

ix. John, b. 2 Oct. 1774; m. in Boston, Mass., 22 July 1793, Elizabeth 
Hammon (?). 

x. Mary, b. 3 Mar. 1777 ; m. in 1806 Nathan Bucklin of Thomaston (?). 

xi. Susannah, b. 15 Mar. 1781. 

6. James 3 Dunning (James, 2 Andrew 1 ), of Brunswick and Bangor, 

born at Brunswick 31 July 1738, was buried at Bangor 30 
Mar. 1792. He married (intention recorded 29 Nov. 1764) 
Jane Woodside, born 14 May 1742, daughter of William and 
Ann (Vincent). He moved to Bangor in 1772. (See Bangor 
Historical Magazine, vol. 6.) 

1818), b. at Brunswick 17 Aug. 1794; d. there 20 Oct. 1859; m. Lydia Chapman; Governor of 
Maine, 1834-1837. 3. Marcia Scott, b. 12 July 1799; m. in 1820 Dr. Isaac Lincoln of Brunswick. 



104 The Dunnings of Maine [April 

Children : 

i. James, 4 m. 8 Oct. 1786 Anna Thoms, who d. at Charleston 30 Oct. 
1825, aged 58. Children: 1. Solomon, 6 b. at Levant in 1800; d. 
at Charleston in 1871. 2. Christopher T. 3. Col. John of Charles- 
ton. 4. William. Also others. 

ii. William, m. 25 Mar. 1792 Abiel Swett. 

iii. Eliza, m. 30 June 1789 Archibald McPhetres, Jr. 

iv. Anna, m. 13 Oct. 1791 Elijah Smith of Bangor. 

v. Robert, d. at Bangor 13 May 1840, aged 68. 

vi. John, d. at Bangor, aged 77; m. Theodosia Sanborn, dau. of 
Richard and Rebecca (Blaisdell) of Hampden. Children: 1. John. 6 
2. Jane. 3. James (twin), b. 3 Apr. 1813. 4. Alexander (twin), 
b. 3 Apr. 1813. 5. Susan. 6. Caroline. 7. Robert. 8. Charles H. 
9. Nancy. James, Alexander and Robert were merchants in 
Bangor. 

vii. Andrew, b. at Bangor in 1787. 

7. William 3 Dunning {James, 1 Andrew 1 ), of Brunswick, was born 

at Brunswick 4 Mar. 1743. He married, 8 Jan. 1774, Je An- 
nette Stanwood, born 26 July 1757, daughter of Daniel. He 
was a sergeant in the Revolution. 
Children, recorded atjBrunswick: 

i. Thomas,* b. 6 May 1779; m. 19 July 1804 Rebecca Starbird. 

ii. David, b. 28 Aug. 1780; m. 5 Dec. 1804 Martha Stanwood. 

iii. Jane, b. 20 Nov. 1788. 

iv. Mary, b. 2 June 1790; m. 1 Feb. 1809 William James (?). 

v. John, b. 5 Sept. 1796; m. 20 Mar. 1820 Mary Woodside. 

8. Andrew 3 Dunning {James, 2 Andrew 1 ), born 18 Apr. 1745, died 

23 May 1804. He married (intention recorded 9 July 1768) 
Mrs. Margaret (Miller) Ransom, who died 24 May 1837, 
aged 96 years, 2 months, daughter of John (the tailor) and 
Jane (Craige) Miller, granddaughter of John and Jane Miller 
of Falmouth (Cape Elizabeth), and widow of Thomas Ransom, 
whom she married in Boston, 23 Dec. 1761. 

Children (from private records of a descendant): 

i. James, 4 b. in 1769; d. 18 Feb. 1837; m. (1) 3 Oct. 1803 Alice Skol- 
field, b. 15 Nov. 1782, d. 30 May 1819, dau. of Clement and Alice 
(Means); m. (2) 23 Sept. 1822 Elizabeth T. Elkins. Children 
(the last child certainly by second wife) : 1. Samuel,* d. unm. 2. 

James, m. Dunlap. 3. Clarissa, b. 24 Nov. 1829; m. 

Charles Lewis Thompson. 

ii. Martha Lithgow, b. 22 Nov. 1771; d. 5 July 1858; m. 31 Jan. 1799 
William Rogers, s. of John, b. 2 June 1773, d. 10 July 1857. 

iii. Jane, m. 18 Apr. 1795 William Rideout of Bowdoinham. 

iv. Margaret, b. about 1776; d. in 1800; m. 28 Dec. 1797 Josiah (or 
John) Melcher. 

v. David, b. 4 Apr. 1778; m. 15 Feb. 1813 Mart Linscot. 

vi. Andrew, b. 13 Nov. 1779; d. 17 Sept. 1861; m. (1) 20 Nov. 1804 
Susanna Dunlap; m. (2) Elizabeth Ransom, who d. 16 Oct. 
1835, aged 50; m. (3) in 1841 (?) Sophia Ransom. 

vii. Mary, b. in 1781; d. 19 Mar. 1813, aged 32; m. 21 June 1804 her 
second cousin, Samuel 4 Dunning (12, ri}( q. v., of Harpswell, b. 21 
June 1774, d. 21 Jan. 1811, s. of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Ewing). 

viii. Robert, b. 21 Oct. 1782; m. 4 Mar. 1810 Sally Stanwood. 

ix. John, d. unm. when a young man. 

x. Susan, d. unm. 3 Jan. 1861, aged 83 (?). 

9. David 3 Dunning {James, 2 Andrew 1 ), born 16 Dec. 1749, died 

10 Apr. 1823. He married, 17 Dec. 1783, Elizabeth Hunt, 



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who died 23 June 1846, aged 87. He was a soldier in the 
Revolution. 

Children, recorded at Brunswick: 

i. John, 4 b. 19 Oct. 1784; d. 11 July 1839; m. Rebecca Stanwood, 

who d. 3 Jan. 1809, aged 46 years, 9 months. 
ii. James, b. 3 May 1786; d. 8 Apr. 1862; m. Jane Chase. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. 12 May 1788; d.|15 Oct. 1855; m. 20 Jan. 1812 Timothy 

Merryman. 
iv. Hannah, b. 1 June 1790; m. James Ross, 
v. Joanna, b. 10 Mar. 1795; d. 1 Apr. 1850; m. James Stanwood. 
vi. Susannah, b. 30 Sept. 1797; m. in 1821 (?) George Woodside. 

10. John 3 Dunning (James, 2 Andrew 1 ), born 8 Mar. 1753, died 11 

July 1839. He married, 18 Jan. 1783, Rebecca Spear, who 
died 3 Jan. 1809. 

Children, recorded at Freeport: 

i. James, 4 b. 14 Aug. 1785; m. (intention recorded in Mar. 1819) 

Deborah Rogers, dau. of Jeremiah. 
ii. Robert, b. 29 Jan. 1789; m. about 15 Dec. 1815 Mary Rogers, 

sister of Deborah, 
iii. Betsey, b. 28 May 1791; m. about 1811 George R. Anderson (?). 

11. Andrew 3 Dunning (William, 2 Andrew 1 ), born at York 11 July 

1727, died 27 Mar. 1808. He married, 9 May 1751, Hannah 
Shepherd, daughter of Mark and Hannah (Hilton) (Cole), 
born at York- 5 Apr. 1726, died 28 Dec. 1811. (See Old 
Kittery and Her Families, p. 715.) He moved to Harpswell 
in 1757 and settled at "High Head," east from the Academy. 
He was town clerk twenty-five years, a deacon in the Congre- 
gational Church, and one of the selectmen. 
Children, recorded at Harpswell: 

i. Hannah, 4 b. 22 Feb. 1752; d. at Chesterville 8 Jan. 1846; m. (1) 29 
Sept. 1788 Hugh Alexander; m. (2) Joseph Foster. Child 
(illegitimate) : Aaron Dunning, b. 4 Nov. 1779 (Harpswell records). 
Child by first husband: 1. Benjamin, b. 12 Apr. 1790. 

ii. Deborah, b. 16 Sept. 1753; m. 26 Aug. 1773 Josiah Rains of 
Georgetown. 

iii. Anna, b. 17 Sept. 1756; d. 20 Dec. 1792; m. 6 June 1785 James 
Doyle. 

iv. Dorcas, b. 29 Sept. 1758; d. at Chesterville, aged 83 years, 10 
months; m. 30 Jan. 1776 Samuel Linscott. 

v. Mary, b. 3 July 1760; m. 6 Apr. 1780 David Wilson. 

vi. Andrew, b. 19 Oct. 1761; d. young. 

vii. Jenny, b. 19 Mar. 1763; m. 29 Oct. 1782 Dummer Sewall, Jr., who 
d. at Chesterville 11 Feb. 1846, aged 87. 

viii. Mercy, b. 17 Aug. 1764; d. 17 Apr. 1836. 

ix. Andrew, of Harpswell, b. 2 Nov. 1765; d. 3 May 1851; m. 29 Mar. 
1798 his first cousin, Elizabeth 4 Dunning (12, vii), b. 10 Oct. 
1777, d. 5 Sept. 1846, aged 68 years, 10 months, 26 days, dau. of 
Benjamin and Elizabeth (Ewing). Children: 1. Samuel, 6 b. 20 
Dec. 1799; d. 7 Sept. 1854. 2. Hannah, b. 22 Mar. 1802; d. 27 
July 1873. 3. David S., b. 6 Sept. 1808; d. 19 Sept. 1888. 4. 
Andrew J., b. 7 Dec. 1810; d. 27 Dec. 1810. 5. Mary, b. 9 Apr. 
1813. 6. Elizabeth, b. 27 Jan. 1816; m. 1 Nov. 1835 William 
Alexander; from her were received, in July 1893, these genealogical 
notes of the descendants of William Dunning of York. 

x. Lydia, b. 31 May 1767; d. 22 Apr. 1774. 

xi. William, b. 28 Sept. 1769; d. 20 Mar. 1840; m. Abigail , who 

d. 21 June 1847, aged 70. 



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xii. Sarah, b. 11 Mar. 1771; d. at Harpswell 14 Sept. 1836; m. 18 Aug. 
1791 David Alexander, Jr. 

12. Benjamin 3 Dunning (William, 2 Andrew 1 ), of Harpswell, farmer, 

born at York 17 Jan. 1736/7, died at Harpswell 8 Jan. 1808. 
He married, 18 Jan. 1763, Elizabeth Ewing, who died 16 Nov. 
181$, aged 76, daughter of Dea. Joseph of Harpswell. 

He was town clerk of Harpswell, representative to the 
General Court of Massachusetts in 1785, 1791, 1793, 1797, 
and 1800-1806, a lieutenant in the Revolution, and an over- 
seer of Bowdoin College, 1800-1808. He is said to have done 
more than any other to secure the location of the College at 
Brunswick. . 

Children, recorded at Harpswell : 

i. Mercy, 4 b. 21 Mar. 1764; d. 13 Jan. 1766. 

ii. Benjamin (twin), b. 3 June 1766; d. 29 July 1855; m. (1) 14 Apr. 
1791 Ann Alexander, who d. 2 July 1805, dau. of David; m. 
(2) 2 June 1806 Agnes Dunning, who d. 11 Dec. 1856, perhaps 
the widow of Joseph (12, v). Children by first wife: 1. Jane, 6 b. 8 
Feb. 1792; d. 10 June 1871. 2. James (twin), b. 16 Dec. 1793; 
d. 15 Aug. 1874; m. 26 Feb. 1824 Abigail Merryman. 3. 
Francis (twin), b. 16 Dec. 1793; d. young. 4. David, b. 8 
Jan. 1796; d. 13 Sept. 1799. 5. Abiezer, b. 4 Mar. 1798; d. 
11 Oct. 1871, having lived in the house built by John Stack- 
pole at High Head. 6. Rebecca, b. 23 May 1800; d. 4 Oct. 
1844. 7. Isaac, b. 3 Sept. 1802; d. 24 Nov. 1890. 8. Charles, 
b. 25 Oct. 1804; d. 24 Apr. 1884. Children by second wife: 9. 
Ann, b. 17 June 1807. 10. Alice, b. 28 Dec. 1809; d. 5 Mar. 
1890. 11. Margaret Pennell, b. 20 Sept. 1813. r 

iii. Elizabeth (twin), b. 3 June 1766; d. young. 

iv. William, of Harpswell, b. 26 Nov. 1768; d. 20 Jan. 1827; m. 25 Mar. 
1794 Anne Skolfield, who d. 1 Feb. 1833, dau. of Clement and 
Mary (Adams). Children: 1. Mercy, 6 b. 31 Oct. 1794. 2. Clement 
S., b. 19 Jan. 1797; d. 13 Oct. 1832. 3. Robert, b. 29 Sept. 1799. 
4. Alice, b. 18 Mar. 1802; d. 1 Jan. 1805. 5. Rufus, b. 12 Mar. 
1806; d. 13 Aug. 1859. 6. Elizabeth Ewing, b. 28 Feb. 1809. 7. 
Alice Mains, b. 14 Sept. 1811; d. at Bangor in 1850. 8. George, 
b. 16 Feb. 1815. 9. Mary Skolfield, b. 11 July 1818. 

v. Joseph, b. 20 May 1771; m. 11 Dec. 1792 Agnes Pennell, dau. of 
Thomas. Children: 1. Elizabeth, 6 b. 2 Nov. 1793. 2. Joseph, 
b. 11 July 1796. 

vi. Samuel, b. 21 June 1774; d. 21 Jan. 1811; m. 21 June 1804 his 
second cousin, Mart 4 Dunning (8, vii), b. in 1781, d. 19 Mar. 
1813, aged 32, dau. of Andrew and Margaret (Miller) (Ran- 
som) of Brunswick. Children: 1. Benjamin, 6 b. 6 Dec. 1805. 2. 
Margaret, b. 28 Mar. 1806; m. Alfred McLellan. 3. Mary, b. 9 
May 1809; m. Rev. Joseph W. Sessions. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. 10 Oct. 1777; d. 5 Sept. 1846, aged 68 years, 10 
months, 26 days; m. 29 Mar. 1798 her first cousin, Andrew 4 
Dunning (11, ix), q. v., b. 2 Nov. 1765, d. 3 May 1851, s. of Andrew 
and Hannah (Shepherd). * 

viii. Deborah, b. 13 Apr. 1780; d. 17 Jan. 1861; m. Jacob Pennell. 

ix. James, b. 9 Sept. 1783; d. at the age of 4 years. 

13. Andrew 3 Dunning (David, 2 Andrew 1 ), of Brunswick, born at 

Brunswick 9 Nov. 1736, died 3 July 1800. He married, 29 
Dec. 1768, Elizabeth Dunlap, who died 4 Mar. 1801, aged 64 
years, daughter of Rev. Robert and Jane (Allison). He was 
a deacon in the Congregational Church in 1772, was on the 
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1776-77, and was Brunswick's first postmaster in 1793. He 
was one of the selectmen in 1779, 1780, 1781, 1786, 1787, 1789, 
and 1790. 
Children, recorded at Brunswick: 

i. Jean, 4 b. 4 May 1771; m. 15 July 1804 Robert Dunlap. 

ii. Mary, b. 19 June 1772; d. 25 Feb. 1798. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. 24 Jan.. 1774; m. 15 Jan. 1801 Aaron Melcher. 

iv. Margaret, b. 17 Dec. 1775; m. Dea. Caleb Marsh of Bath. 

v. Susanna, b. 15 July 1776; d. unm. in Jan. 1861. 

vi. Robert Dunlap, of Brunswick, civil engineer, b. at Brunswick 8 
Aug. 1780; d. 20 Feb. 1839; m. Mart O'Brien, who d. 29 Oct. 
1853, aged 71. He lived nearly opposite the Congregational 
Church, in the house, remodelled and set back from the street, 
which was lately occupied by Professor. Robinson. He was a 
captain in the War of 1812, a selectman in 1811 and in 1814-1816, 
representative to the General Court in 1808—1812, 1814, and 1816, 
a member of the Maine Constitutional Convention in 1819, and 
an overseer of Bowdoin College, 1805-1839. Children: 1. Eliza- 
beth Dunlap, 6 b. 22 June 1804. 2. Howard O'Brien, b. 5. Sept. 1805. 
3. Mary, b. 14 July 1807. 4. Robert Dunlap, b. 3 Sept. 1809. 5. 
Marcia Scott, b. 10 Nov. 1810; m. Rev. William W. Rand. 6. 
John O'Brien, b. 23 Aug. 1813. 7. Rev. Andrew, A.B. (Bowdoin 
College, 1837), b. at Brunswick 11 July 1815; d. at Thompson, 
Conn., 26 Mar. 1872. 8. George Freeman, of Farmington, Conn., 
A.M. '(Bowdoin College, 1861), b. at Brunswick 25 May 1817; 
d. at Briar Cliff, N. Y., 26 June 1910; secretary of the Trustees 
and ex-officio overseer of Bowdoin College, 1849-50. 9. 
Maurice O'Brien, b. 25 Oct. 1819. 10. William O'Brien, b. 
at Brunswick 9 July 1823; d. 4 Feb. 1855; a merchant at Ma- 
tanzas, Cuba. 11. Richard, b. 4 July 1825. 

vii.' Lois, b. 30 Sept. 1783; m. 26 May 1803 Samuel Melcher, 3d. 
Fourteen children. 

viii. Rebecca, b. 19 Oct. 1785; d. young. 

14. John 3 Dunning (David, 2 Andrew 1 ), born at Brunswick 19 Sept. 

1738, died 10 Feb. 1831. He married Lois Hinkley, who died 

21 Oct. 1811, aged 58, daughter of Judge Aaron. He was a 

lieutenant in the Revolution, and served on the Committee of 

Correspondence, Inspection, and Safety in 1778. He was a 

selectman in 1791 and 1792. 

Children: 

i. Rachel, 4 b. 5 Apr. 1773; d. 18 Dec. 1786. 

ii. David, b. 7 Nov. 1774; d. unm. Resided in New Hampshire. 

iii. Mary, b. 23 Oct. 1777; d. 13 Nov. 1808; m. 19 Nov. 1801 Caleb 

Cushing. 
iv. Rebecca, b. 20 Feb. 1780; d. 3 Jan. 1850; m. 11 Mar. 1823 John 

COBURN. 

v. Aaron, b. 26 Dec. 1782; d. 31 Jan. 1854; m. 4 Mar. 1804 Sally 
Kilgore, who d. 19 Mar. 1855, aged 69. Children: 1. Horace. 6 

2. Orlando. 3. Harriet. 4. Esther. 5. Lois. 6. Rufus. 7. Samuel. 
vi. Samuel, b. 31 Jan. 1786; d. at sea in Oct. 1811. 

vii. Rachel, b. 6 Apr. 1788; d. 30 Mar. 1816; m. in 1815 John Coburn. 

viii. Col. John Andrew, of Brunswick, b. 9 May 1790; m. 30 Aug. 1823 
Hannah Stanwood Owen, b. 2 Sept. 1796, d. 2 Oct. 1841, dau. 
of Philip. He was chairman of the Board of Selectmen, 1827- 
1830, captain of the Brunswick Light Infantry, which took part 
in the reception of Lafayette at Portland in 1824, and afterwards 
colonel of the Second Regiment of Militia. Later he removed to 
Williamsburg. Children: 1. Rachel Coburn. 6 2. Charles Lincoln. 

3. Francis Edward. 4. Capt. John Frederic, b. at Brunswick 
1 Aug. 1832; killed in the Battle of Gaines's Mill, Va., 27 June 1862; 



108 m Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [April 

m. 1 Jan. 1861 Maria Merrill, b. at Barnard, dau. of Adams H. 

and Persis H. of Williamsburg.* 5. Philip Owen. 
ix. Joseph Nye, of Burlington, Vt., b. 2 Jan. 1793; d. s. p. 
x. Elizabeth, b. 27 Feb. 1796; d. 1 Mar. 1796. 
xi. Nathaniel, b. 12 Mar. 1799; d. at Durham 22 July 1880; m. (1) 

Isabella M. Gross; m. (2) in Dec. 1858 Sarah E. Merrill. 

Children by first wife: 1. Delia Ann. 6 2. Joseph. 3. Nathaniel. 

4. Mary Eliza. 5. Orville. From his private records, made in 

1831, has been taken much of the information here given. 



CONNECTICUT CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS 

Copied by Joel Nelson Eno, A. M., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

[Continued from page 67] 

LEBANON 

Old Cemetery (concluded) 

Here Lyes ye Body of Mrs. Mary Sprague ye Wife of Mr. John Sprague junr 

& Daughter to Mr. Jonathan Badcock of Windham who dyed March 

ye 10th 1721. 
Here lyes in gravened ye name of Mrs. Prudence Sprague wife of Mr. 

Beniamin Sprague, who died in Stonington. Formerly wife to Mr. 

Joseph Denison & Daughter to Mr. Joseph Minor Liveing in Stonington 

& Departed this Life May 18, 1726 Aged 38 years. 
In Memory of Mr. David Starkweather Who Died Septr 5th 1794 in ye 

23d year of his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Mary Daughter of Mr. Nathan Starkweather & Darkess 

his wife. She Died Janr 7th 1784 in ye 32d Year of her Age. 
In memory of Dea. Daniel Strong who died July 5, 1826 aged 74 years. 
Jerusha relict of Dea. Daniel Strong Died Jan. 16, 1833 Aged 64. 
The Grave of Mr. Thomas B. Sweet son to Dr. Benoni & Mrs. Sarah Sweet 

who died April 27th 1813 in the 19th year of his age. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Deborah Terry the wife of Mr. Ephraim Terry 

. . . died Augt 8th, 1759 in the 52d year of her age. 
Here lies the Body of Deacon Ephraim Terry . . . died . . . Decemr ye 

7th 1760 in the 90th year of his age. 
In Memory of Ephraim Son to Mr. Dan Terry & Rachel his wife. He died 

Deer 4th 1774 in ye 2d year of his Age. 
In Memory of Mr. Ephraim Terry who Departed this Life Augst 24, 1797 

in ye 24th year of his Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Hannah Terry Daughter to Deac. Ephr. & Mrs. Hannah 

Terry. She Died Sept. ye 17, 1768 Aged 71 years. 

* John Frederic Dunning lived for a while at Williamsburg, Piscataquis Co., Me., whither his 
father had moved, but on 3 May 1853 he left Williamsburg for Boston, Mass. There he followed 
the occupation of a master carpenter, first on Harrison Avenue and afterwards on Tremont Street. 
He left Boston for the front on 17 Apr. 1861, being a lieutenant in Co. K., Sixth Massachusetts 
Regiment. At the expiration of his term of service he returned to Boston, recruited the Everett 
Guards, who formed Co. D, Twenty-6econd Massachusetts Volunteers, and as captain of this 
company started again for the seat of war on 8 Oct. 1861. In the Battle of Gaines's Mill, 27 June 
1862, he fell pierced with two balls, one through the head and the other through the breast. He 
was elected a resident member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society on 5 May 
1858. and was the second member of the Society who lost his life and the first member who fell in 
battle in the struggle for the preservation of the Union. Cf. Register, vol. 17, p. 182, and Me- 
morial Biographies of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, vol. 5, pp. 58-59. 



1920] Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions 109 

In Memory of Mindwell Terry wife to Mr. Ephraim Terry who Died March 

27th 1782 in ye 79th year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. Roswell Terry son of Mr. Dan & Mrs. Rachel Terry who 

died Octr 20th 1795 in ye 27th Year of his Age. 
In Memory of Apame Thomas wife of Doct. James Thomas; Daughter of 

Joseph Blackleach, Esq. of Stratford, who died Nov. 20th 1771 in ye 

28 year of her age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Hannah Thomas relict of Doct. James Thomas 

who died June 28th, 1807, aged 57. 
Sacred to the memory of Doct. James Thomas who died June 22, 1794 aged 57. 
In memory of Betty Daughter of Mrs. Zerviah Throop who died Deer 8th 

1771 aged 4 months. 
In memory of Betty daughter of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Zerviah Throop who 

died April 15th 1774 Aged 16 months. ( 
In memory of Ebenezer son to Mr. Benjamin & Mrs. Rachel Throop Died 

April 23, 1776 Aged 3 months. 
Here Lyes ye Body of Elisabeth Daughter to Leut. Dan Throop & Rachel 

his Wife. She died Octr. 8th 1776 in ye 2d year of her Age. 
In memory of Hannah Daughter to Leut. Dan Throop & Mrs. Rachel his 

Wife. She Died Deer 15th 1775 in ye 3d year of her age. 
In Memory of Horatio Son to Mr. Joseph Throop & Zerviah his wife Died 

June 21, 1791 Aged 15 months. 
In memory of John Son of Mr. Dan Throop Junr & Mrs. Rachel his wife 

who died Feby 8, 1770 in ye 5th year of his age. 
In memory of Mr. Joseph Throop who died April 12, 1836 In the 88th year 

of his age. 
Beneath this Monument lies Sarah Throop amiable Consort of Capt. Da. 

. Throop Died Nov. 3, 1791 iEtat. 73. 
Mrs. Zerviah Throop wife of Mr. Joseph Throop died August 3, 1829 Aged 

82 years. 
Here lies ye Body of Benjamin son of Capt. Dan Throope & Mrs. Susanna 

his wife who died April ye 5th A. D. 1750 in the 5th year of his age. 
Here lies interred the Remains of Chloe & Issabella twin daughters of the 

Revd Mr. Benja Throope of New Concord in Norwich & Sibyl his wife. 

The first died December the 25th 1736 Aged 3 months. The other died 

October 25th 1737 after about 12 months continuance in life. 
Here Lies the Body of Mr. Dan Throope Who . . . Departed this Life . . . 

December 9 1737 In ye 67th Year of his Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Deborah Throope Consort of Mr. Dan Throope who 

died . . . June the 8th 1752 in the 70th Year of her age. 
Here lies the Body of Mr. Macy Throope who died [?] April 21, 1756 in the 

30th year of his age. 
Here lies Interr'd the Remains of Martha ye wife of William Throope Esq. 

who Died Febry ye 13th 1736 in ye 63d Year of her age. 
Here lies the Body of Mr. Samuel Throope who . . . Died [?] October the 

20th A. D. 1753 aged 29 years. 
Here lies the Body of Mrs. Susannah Throope wife of Capt. Dan Throope 

who died Novr ye 20th 1754 in the 38th year of her age. 
These to the Memory of William Throope, Esq. who . . . Departed this 

Life on Febry ye 3d A. D. 1737 in Ye 59th year of his age. 
Here lies the Body of . . . John [?] Tickner the husband of Mary Tickner 

[illegible] 17 A. D. 1751 in ye 52 year of his age. 
Here lies the Body of David son of Mr. John & Mrs. Mary Ticknor who 

died July ye 27th 1751 in the 7 month of his age. 
. . . Mrs. Ruth Ticknor wife of Mr. Elisha Ticknor who died June 21st 

1771 in the 36th year of her age. 



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Here lies the Body of Mrs. Elizabeth Tiffany . . . who departed this Life 
in January ye 14th 1751-2 aged 47 years. 

In memory of Mr. Isaiah Tiffany who died March 3, 1806 M. 83. 
Also of Mrs. Anna his wife who died April 24, 1823 JE. 92. 

Chloe Tilden died Aug. 26, 1856 aged 70. 

In memory of Mr. Ebenezer Tilden who died March 24, 1823 aged 65 years.* 

Miss Elizabeth Tilden 2d Died Sept. 1, 1845 Aged 52. ' 

Elizabeth wife of Ebenezer Tilden died Aug. 9, 1860 M. 95 y^rs & 6 mo's. 

In memory of Mr. Joseph Tilden who . . . Departed this life . . . March 
ye 13th 1773 in ye 52d year of his Age. 

In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Tilden wife of Mr. Joseph Tilden. She 
. . . died .... March ye 10th 1773 in ye 53d Year of her age. 

In memory of Mrs. Salinda wife of Augustus Tilden who died Oct. 16, 1826 
aged 24 years. 

Here lies the Body of Mr. Stephen Tilden . . . who Died October 5th 
1727 in the 63 year of his age. 

Mr. Stephen Tilden died Novr 27, 1770 ann iEtat. 81. 

Here lieth interred the Body of Mrs. Abigail Tisdale y e late wife of Mr. 
James Tisdale of Lebanon & Daughter to Mr. John Colman of Nan- 
tucket who died ye 18 of November 1726 & 45 year of har age . . . 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Abigail Tisdale wife of Elkanah Tisdale, 
Esqr who died Feb. 20, A, D. 1825 aged 83 years. 

Sacred to the memory of Capt. Elijah Tisdale . . . died the 19th day of 
November A. D. 1795 aged 73 years and 10 months. He was born at 
Taunton. 

Mrs. Eunice Tisdale . . . wife to Capt. Elijah Tisdale died the 22d 
day of September A. D. 1795 aged 73 years. 

In memory of Eliphalet Tisdale, who Died March ye 1st 1795 in ye 51st 
year of his Age.* 

Sacred to the memory of Elkanah Tisdale, Esqr who died 28th of April 
1809 aged 64 years. 

Here Lies the Body of Mr. James Tisdale of Lebanon, the Husband of Mrs. 
Mindweli Tisdale, He died May 3, 1727. Aged 48 Years . . . 

Reader, as thou passest, drop a tear to the memory of the once eminent 
Academic Instructor, Nathan Tisdale, a lover of Science. He marked 
the road to useful knowledge. A friend to his country, he inspired the 
flame of Patriotism. Having devoted his whole life from the 18 th year 
of his age, to the duties of his profession, which he followed with dis- 
tinguished usefulness to Society, he died Jan'y 5 th 1787, in the 56 year 
of his age. 

In Memory of William son of Mr. Elkanah Tisdale And Mrs. Abigail His 
Wife born the 8th of August A. D. 1774 Died the 4th of March 1776. 

Here Lies ye Body of Elkanah Son of Mr. Elkanah & Mrs. Abigail Tisdeal 
of Taunton Who Dyed March ye 10 1731 Aged 10 Years . . . 

In memory of Miss Clarissa Torrey Daughter of Mr. William Torrey & 
Mrs. Mary his wife, who departed this life Feb. 25th 1797 in the 21st 
year of her age. 

In Memory of Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Wm. Torrey who died Sept. 30, 
1825 aged 78. 

In Memory of Olive, Daughter to Mr. William Torrey, Junr & Mrs. Mary 
his wife; she Died Jan. 1777 in her 4th year. 

In Memory of Simon, Son to Mr. William Torrey & Mary his wife; he Died 
Augst 19th, 1783 Aged 17 Months. 

In Memory of Mr. William Torrey who Died at ye Hispaniola in ye West- 
indias Oct. 11, 1783 in ye 37th year of his Age. 

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Inscribed to the memory of Mr. William Torrey who died June 3d, 1805. 

• Aged 26 years & 24 days. 
Here lies the body of Capt. Joseph Trumble one of the Fathers of ye town 
and just Friend to it, of a compassionate kind disposition who after a 
short illness departed this life in the hope of a better June 16. 1755 in the 
77 th year of his age 
Here are deposited the remains of Mrs. Hannah Trumbull, late wife 
of Capt. Joseph Trumbull, Daughter of John Higley of Simsbury 
Esqur. who came from Frimley in ye County of Surrey by Mrs. 
Hannah Drake his first wife. She was born at Windsor 22<* April 
1683, Died at Lebanon 8 th Nov. 1768, aged 85 years. 6 mo. & 15 
days. 
In memory of David Trumbull who died Jan. 17, 1822 aged 71. 
Mrs. Sarah Trumbull his wife died June 21, 1846 aged 85. 
Sarah T. Williams their daughter died Oct. 3, 1839 aged 60. 
Wm. T. Williams, her husband died Dec. 16, 1839 aged 60. 
Wm. T. W. Lanman their adopted son died Dec. 7, 1823 aged 10. 
In Memory of Jonathan Son of Mr. Jonathan & Mrs. Eunice Trumbull 
Born Deer 24, 1767 died 13 Janry following. 

[Marble Monument on the Trumbull Tomb] 
Sacred to the memory of Jonathan Trumbull, Esq., who, unaided by birth 
or powerful connections, but blessed with a noble and virtuous mind, 
arrived to the highest station in government. His patriotism and 
firmness during 50 years employment in public life, and particularly 
in the very important part he acted in the American Revolution, as 
Governor of Connecticut, the faithful page of History will record. Full 
of years and honors, rich in benevolence, and firm in the faith and hopes 
of Christianity, he died Aug. 9th, 1785, ^Etatis 75. 

Sacred to the memory of Madam Faith Trumbull, the amiable 
lady of Gov. Trumbull, born at Duxbury, Mass., A.D. 1718. Happy 
and beloved in her connubial state, she lived a virtuous, charitable 
and Christian life at Lebanon in Connecticut, And died lamented 
by numerous friends, A.D. 1780, aged 62 years. 
Sacred to the memory of Joseph Trumbull, eldest son of Gov. Trum- 
bull, and first Commissary Genl. of the United States of America. 
A service to whose perpetual cares and fatigues he fell a sacrifice, 
A.D. 1778, Mt. 42. 
To the memory of Jonathan Trumbull, Esq., late Governor of the 
State of Connecticut. He was born March 26 th , 1740, and died 
August 7 th , 1809, aged 69 years. His remains were deposited with 
those of his father. 

Here Lies ye Body of Mr. John Tuttle son of Mr. Daniel Tuttle & Sarah his 

wife . . . who died Febry 17, 1756 in ye 20 first year. 
Here Lies Inter'd the Body of Mr. John Vaughan the . . . Consort of Mrs. 

Mary Vaughan. He departed this life Augt ye 31st 1756 in ye 82d 

year of his age. 
In memory of Eliza Daughter of Capt. Denison & Mrs. Elizabeth Wattles 

Died April 21st A. D. 1810 aged 17 years. 
In memory of Elizabeth late consort of Capt. Denison Wattles & youngest 

Daughter of the late Mr. John & Elizabeth Alden. She died Feb'y 

11th A. D. 1797 aged 34 years. 
In Memory of Mr. George Webster . . . who died October the 30 1740 in 

the 23 year of his Age. 
Here lies Interred the Body of Capt. John Webster senr . . . Died Novr 

the 2d 1736 Aged 63 years. 



112 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [April 

Here lies interred the Body of Capt. Joseph* Webster Sen'r who was the loving 
Consort of Mrs. Elisabeth Webster deceased, his first wife & of Mrs. 
Grace Webster his 2d, who survived him: he died Novemb the 2d 
1736 aged 63 years. 

The Body of Mr. Pelatiah Webster lies Buried here. He married Mrs. 
Joanna Smith by her had Eight Children . . . Born 17th Novr 1702 
Died 15th Feb. 1756. 

Mr. Elnathan C. Wells Son of Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Phebe Wells Died Sept. 
19, 1828 In the 29th year of his age. 

Mrs. Phebe Wells relict of Mr. Thomas Wells Died Nov. 25, 1830 In the 
72nd year of her age. 

In Memory of Capt. Jonth White of Lebanon who departed this Life March 
2d A D. 1788 in the 86th Year of his Age. 

Here Lies the Remains of Mrs. Alice Williams . . . Consort of Doct. John 
Williams Who Departed this Lif e . . . Oct 22d A. D. 1740 in the 29th 
Year of her Age. 

In memory of two Children of Mr. Nathaniel & Mrs. Lois Williams. Bariah 
died May 4 1788 in the 2d year of his age. Benjamin died Feby 5th 
1788 Aged 5 years. 

Sacred to the memory of Mr. George Williams who departed this life Augst 
5th A. D. 1814 in the 80th year of his age. 

In memory of Mr. George Williams who died Sept. 6, 1826 Aged 48 years. 

Died June 5, 1824 Harriet Cornelia Williams only daughter of Henry & 
Harriet Williams M. 6 years. 

In Memory of Lois Daughter to Mr. Natha'll Williams & Lois his wife who 
Died May 20th 1789 Aged 7 weeks & 3 days. 

Sacred to the memory of Mr. Nathaniel Williams who departed this life 
Febry 5th A. D. 1814 in the 72nd year of his age. 

Here lies the Body of Mr. Park Williams, who . -. . deceased October 31st 
1757 In ye 81st year of his age. 

In Memory of Mrs. Priscilla Williams Dautr to Mr. Samuel Williams & 
Deborah his wife She Died April 19th, 1790 in ye 64th year of her Age. 

In Memory of Mrs. Priscilla Williams . . . Consort of Mr. Park Williams 
who Departed this Life [illegible]. 

Here lies the Body of Mr. Samuel Williams Junr . . . died . . . Aug. 21 
1768 in ye 22d year of his age. 

Here Lyes interred the Earthly Remains of Mr. Samuel Williams . . . 
fell asleep in Jesus on the 30th of Sept. 1775. 

[Sarah T. Williams, see inscription to David Trumbull.] 

Here lies the body of Mr. Solomon Williams son of the Revd Solomon & 
Mrs. Mary Williams [illegible] ye 24 1743 in ye 19th year of his age. 

This stonef covers the remains of that eminent Servant of God, the Rev** 
Solomon Williams, D.D. late Pastor at Lebanon. Adorned with un- 
common gifts of nature, learning, & Grace,, he shone bright as the Gentle- 
man, Scholar, Christian & divine, conspicuous for wisdom, warm in 
devotion, bold in the cause of Christ, excelling as a preacher, most 
agreeable in conversation, clear & Judicious in counsel, an ardent lover 
of peace & the rights of mankind, firm in friendship, Singularly 
hospitable & in all relations exemplary; having faithfully serv'd the 
interest of Christ, of Religeon & Learning at his Masters call, he 
calmly fell asleep in Jesus Feb. 28 th 1776 in the 76 th year of his age & 54 
of his ministry. . . • 
On the east side of this table passing one grave lies the body of Mrs. 
Mary Williams, widow of Doct. Williams, with him she lived 53 

*Sic, ? John. This inscription and the one immediately preceding it are in memory of one 
man, Capt. John Webster, Sr. 

fA table of sandstone, supported horizontally above the grave. 



1920] Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions 113 

years in the conjugal relation ... & fell asleep ... on the 30th 
Sept. 1787 in the 84th year of her age. 
Hie Jacet Thomas Williams . . . Natus 12th Nov. 0. S. 1735: Obit 11th 

Feb. 1819. 
Here Lies ye Body of William Son to Mr. Nathaniel Williams & Lois his 

wife he died Octbr 15th 1775 Aged 10 months. 
The remains of the Hono. William Williams are deposited in this Tomb: 
born April 8 th , 1731, died Aug. 2d, 1811, in the 81 st year of his age, a 
man eminent for his virtues and piety, — for more than 50 years he was 
constantly employed in Public Life, and served in many of the most 
■ important offices in the gift of his fellow citizens. During the whole 
period of the Revolutionary war, he was a firm, steady, and ardent friend 
of his country,, and in the darkest times risked his life and wealth in her 
defence. In 1776 and 1777 he was a member of the American Congress, 
and as such signed the Declaration of Independence.* 
Solomon Williams, Esq. his son by Mary Trumbull his wife died of 
'the fever in the City of N. York Oct. 10, 1810 in the 38 year of his age. 
[Wm. T. Williams, see inscription to David Trumbull.] 

Here Lies the Body of Mr. John Woodward Who Died October 5 1724 In 
ye Seventy Seventh Year of his Age. 

♦ Addendum to Inscriptions in the Old Cemetery 

[In the Register, vol. 12, pages 55-63 (January 1858), there was published an 
article on the Old Cemetery at Lebanon, Conn., in which about thirty of the more 
notable inscriptions in the cemetery were printed, in some cases with biographical 
or genealogical notes. The following inscriptions have been copied from that 
article. They are not given in Mr. Eno's copy, probably because they have dis- 
appeared in the interval of more than sixty years since 1858. — Editor.] 

Here lies v 6 body of that most Ingenous & worthy Gentleman Mr. Isaac 
Bayley y 6 husband of Mrs Mercy Bayley. He was a Member of ye 
Vnivercity in Cambrid in New England & Slept in Jesus August 23 A. 
Domin 1711 in y e 30 year of his age 
In memory of Mrs. Mary Huntington the wife of Lieutenant Samuel Hunting- 
ton who died Oct. 5 1743 in the 77 th year of her age 
Here lyes y e Body of Lieut Samuel Huntington Gentleman who died May ye 

19 1717 in y e 52 year of his age 
Here Lieth the Body of Mr. Abel Janes ye Husband of Mrs. Mary Janes, 
who Died December ye 18 1718 in ye 73 year of his age 

Leet Heavens Blessings rest upon 
ye Derling of my youthful dayes 
& also one my children yong 
To keep them all in wisdoms wais 

Here lyes y e Body of y t worthy virtuous & pious Mother in Israel wife to 
Mr. Abel Janes Mrs Mary Janes by Name when she had Lieved Long a 
holy and Patient Life Dyed April 24 1735 in y e 80 year of Har age 

Farewell my Loving Children . . . 

Here lies the body of Mr. Jonathan Metcalf a virtuous, charitable & generous 
Merchant and Benefactor to the Church & First Society in Lebanon, 
who having been long and Solicitously Trading for the pearl of great 
price exchanging [sic] this life in the hope of a better & enduring Sub- 
stance March ye 5, 1738 in the 65 year of his age. 

[In a few of the inscriptions from this cemetery, as printed in the Register of 
January 1920 (vide supra, pp. 53-67), corrections have been found necessary, and 
they are therefore reprinted, with corrections, on the following page. — Editor.] 

•This inscription is on a marble slab standing in front of the Trumbull tomb. 



114 Descendants of John Devereux [April 

To the memory of Col. James Clark who died on the 29 th day of Dec. 
1826 aged 96 years and 5 mos. He was a Soldier of the Revolution, and 
dared to lead where any dared to follow. The Battles of Bunker's Hill, 
Harlem Heights and White Plains, witnessed his personal bravery, & 
his devotion to the cause of his Country. He here in death rests from 
his labours, For "there [is] no discharge in that war." 

Rev. Zebulon Ely Died Nov. 28, 1824, in the 66 year of his age and the 43 of 
his ministry. He was born in Lyme; Grad. at Yale College; and on 
Nov. 13, 1782, ordained Pastor of the first church in Lebanon. 

In hoc Sepulchro depositae Sunt Reliquiae Viri vere Reverendi D. Jacobi 
Fitch; natus fuit apud Boking, in Comitatu Essexiae, in Anglia, Anno 
Domini 1622, Decern. 24. Qui post quam Linguis literatis optime 
instinctus f uisset, in Nov Angliam venit iEtate 16 ; et deinde Vitam degit, 
Hartfordiae, per septennium, Sub Instructione Virofum celeberrimorum 
D. Hooker & D. Stone. Postea Munere pastorali functus est apud 
Saybrook per Annos 14. Illinc cum Ecclesiae majori Parte Norvicum 
migravit; et ibi caeteros Vitae Annos transegit in Opere Evangelico. 
In Senectute, vero prae corporis infirmitate necessarie cessabit ab opere 
publico; tandemque recessit Liberis, apud Lebanon; ubi Semianno fere 
exacto obdormivit in Jesu, Anno 1702, Novembris 18, iEtat 80. 

This monument is erected in Memory of Capt. Walter Hyde who was of 
approved integrity, a useful member of Society, a kind husband, an affecy 
tionate parent, a lover of his country & a firm Supporter of the rights of 
Mankind. Exempt from Military duty by former command, he nobly 
stept forth, raised and took the command of an Independent Company 
& with them proceeded to the neighbourhood of N. York A. D. 1776 in 
defence of the invaded rights of the United American States when he 
died at Greenwich on the 18 th day of Sept. 1776 aged 41 years & was there 
buried & his grave undistinguishable from those of many other strangers. 
His death was greatly lamented by all to whom he was known. 

In memory of Mr. Nathaniel Little an happy and Successful Physician & 
Surgeon who departed this life April 5, 1753 in the 39 year of his age . . .* 

[Mrs. Jerusha Mory (vide supra, p. 64) died "April the 24 th 1736 & in the 26 
year of her age.' 'J 

[To be continued. 1 



JOHN DEVEREUX OF MARBLEHEAD, MASS., 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Mrs. Frank M. Angellotti of San Rafael, Cal. 

This article does not claim to be a record of all the descendants of 
John Devereux of Salem and Marblehead,f or even of all of those 
who still bear the Devereux name. Many gaps in the family history 
could not be filled, as connecting links were missing in public records 
and private records were not always available. It is hoped that 
descendants of John Devereux who do not find their names in the 
following pages will communicate with the compiler of this genealogy. 

•According to Register, vol. 12, p. 57, Nathaniel Little's daughter Faith, who died Oct. 27, 
1753, aged 8 months, lies buried on his left. 

t All places mentioned in this article are situated within the present limits of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, unless another State or region is indicated in the text or may be easily 
inferred from the context. , 



1920] Descendants of John Devereux 115 

1. John 1 Devereux, of Salem and Marblehead/ farmer, was 
born probably about 1615,* came to New England about 1630, per- 
haps in the fleet with Winthrop, and died between 24 Dec. 1694, 
when he deposed in court, and 20 May 1695, when his will was 

proved.' He married Ann , born about 1620, who survived 

him and died at Marblehead 26 Apr. 1708, in her 88th year.f 

John Devereux of Marblehead, aged about 80 years, deposed on 
24 Dec. 1694 "yt about ye yeare of Our Lord One thousand and six 
hundred and thirty I came over from old England to New England, 
& ye place of my abode and residence has since been Salem & Marble- 
head." (Essex Court Files.) The first grant of land to him was in 
Salem, in 1636. In 1637 a half acre was granted to him for a dwelling 
house. He was at Marblehead in 1637. He first rented and finally 
purchased, in 1659,. the land in Marblehead which had belonged to 
Rev. Hugh Peters and which was afterwards known as the "Devereux 
farm." The old house there is commemorated by Longfellow in 
his poem called "Driftwood." After John Devereux's death this 
farm was Claimed by Elizabeth Barker of Deptford, England, daugh- 
ter and heir of Rev. Hugh Peters, as is set forth below in the records 
relating to the estate of John Devereux; and Robert Devereux, son 
of John, was at last compelled to buy again, for £350 sterling, the 
land for which his father had already paid. John Devereux's name 
appears from time to time in the records and files of the courts of 
Essex County, Mass., sometimes as a witness and sometimes as 
plaintiff or defendant in cases coming before these courts. { He 
was admitted as freeman 16 May 1683. 

The will of John Devereux, omitting the customary religious 
phrases and certain legal expressions, is as follows :§ 

"In the Name of God Amen the fourth day of September in y 6 yeare of 
our lord 1693 ... I John Devereux of marblehead in the County 
of" Essex in New england Yeoman . . . Doe make . . . And Declare, 
this my last Will and testament ... I give and bequeath unto my Sonn 
Robert Devereux two thirdes of all my land within the Stonnwall now lying 
in Marblehead being three hundred Acres more or less with my now dwelling 
house and Barne, only I giv unto my Son Roberts Son Joseph twenty Acres 
of land within y« Stonn wall which is out of the two thirds of my Son Roberts 
land before mentioned which land lying next to marblehead comon Jyning 
to my land without the Stonn wall, when he shall be: 21 yeares of age, to 
them and there heires (All the land abovementioned) in way of intale 
fforever and ever, And to remaine in the family and name of the Devereuxes 
from generation to generation in way of intale fforever and ever Item I 
give and bequeath unto the three sonns of my Sonn Humphry Devereux 
deceasd that is to say John Humphry and Ralph Devereux one third part of 
my land; and meddow that is now before my, now, dwelling hous, within the 

*See deposition of 1694, given below. His age is given also as 45 in 1666 and as 55 in 1672; 
and at the March Term, 1669, and the November Term, 1670, he deposed, aged 50 years (Vital 
Records of Marblehead, vol. 3, p. 34). It seems, therefore, impossible to determine the exact 
year of his birth from the records thus far discovered. 

t She deposed in June 1664, aged about 43 years, in Sept. 1666, aged 46 years, and in June 
1667, aged about 46 years. (Vital Records of Marblehead, vol. 3, p. 34.) 

X See Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, from 1636 
on, passim, published by the Essex Institute, Salem, Mass. 

§ John Devereux'a will and the other records given below relating to his estate have been 
copied from Essex Probate Files, 7614. 

VOL. LXXIV. 8 



116 Descendants of John Devereux [April 

Stonn wall, my grandsonn John Devereux to have one half e of the third and 
the other halfe to Humphry and Ralph to be equally devided betweene 
them, two, when they or eyther of them come to y e age of one and twenty 
yeares or to y 6 longer liver of them But if any of them before they come to 
age, and in want of an heire male in them or any of them dye before, then 
to the next male heire of my f amilye to be houlden and continue and remaine 
in the family and name of the Devereuxes from generation to generation in 
way of intale forever and ever And it is my will that Elizabeth Devereux 
mother to these three Sonns Jhon Humphry and Ralph that She Shall have 
nothing to doe with the housing or lands to come upon it to dwell with them 
or eyther of them at any time or times whatsoever Item I give unto my 
Son Humphryes two daughter Elizabeth and Ann five pounds apeec After 
mine and my wives decease : Item I give unto my Son John deceasd, his 
three daughters Sarah Susanah and Ann f ourty pounds in monyes to each of 
them after my decease and my wives, or twelve Acres of land to each of 
them without the Stonn Wall, And it is my will that my executrix and 
executor shall have y e disposing this land untill they ar of age Item I 
give unto my daughter Hannah Swett twenty pounds in currant pay to her 
and her children that She had by Knott After mine and my wives deceas 
Item I giv unto my daughter Ann Nichalls twenty pounds in currant pay to 
her and her children After mine and my wives decease I give unto my 
Grandchilde John Boason, the house his mother now lives in and ye land 
halfe an Acre be it more or less beloinging to y e sd house in marblehead 
together with one cowes common in sd Towne after his mothers decease, and 
his mother to hold it dureing her naturall life, and then to him and his heires 
forever I give unto my daughter Bethia twenty pounds in currant pay 
to her and her chyldren I give unto my daughter Bethia Bartlet the land 
that her house stands upon and that part of the house which belongs to me, 
with the garden and land to her and her chyldren for ever I give unto 
my daughter Em Peach sixtty pound in monyes or twentie Acres of land 
Without the Stonn wall to her and her children, After mine and my wives 
decease Item I give unto my deare and loveing wife Ann Devereux all 
my lands housin or houses during her naturall life and then to my children 
as in my will exprest After her decease Lastly I Apoynte . . . my 
deare and loveing wife Ann Devereux executrix And my Sonn Robert Dev- 
ereux executor, And whatsoever, I have not in this my last will And Testa- 
ment disposed of my Estate, I give to her my executrix, All my househould 
goods which in my dwelling house and all my cattle sheep horses or horse 
Kinde whatsoever that is mine to be at her dispose; Alsoe I leave all my 
land that is without the Stone wall in marblehead And all my land that is at 
Dunstable to pay debpts and Legasyes as in this my will is expresed: This 
being now my last Will and testament given under my hand ad Seale 
"Sighned Seald in y e presence of us 

of John 
Signum The mark x Devereux 

John X Waldren: Sen r : Senr (seal) 

Robart Bartlett Sener 

Jn° Blany: Sen r : 

Jn° Blany Jun r : 

"And it is my will that my Execu- 
trix or Executor Shall have the desposing of all the estate of lands that I 
have gave unto my Sonn Humphrye Devereux his three Sonns untill they or 
eyther of them shall bee at y e Age of twenty one yeares 
"Jn°. Waldron Sen' 

Jn°. Blany Sen r 

Jn°. Blany Jun r Jurati May. 20. 95 before Coll°. Gedney. 
"proved approved & allowed." 



1920] Descendants of John Devereux 117 

As has been stated above, the Devereux farm, which John Dever- 
eux had lawfully purchased, as he believed, in 1659, was claimed after 
his death by Elizabeth Barker of Deptford, England, daughter and 
heir of Rev. Hugh Peters, and the recognition of this claim by Robert 
Devereux and his mother led to the drawing up of the following 
petitions, which are undated, but must have been presented not 
later then 30 Mar. 1704. 

"Petition of Anne Devorix of Marblehead widow of John Devorix late of 
Marblehead and of Robert Devorix only surviving son of sd. John Devorix 
to the Hon. John Appleton, Esq., Judge of Probate; sheweth that whereas 
ye said John Devorix was possessed of a considerable Farm being ye principle 
part of ye estate left by said deceased, which farm was formerly purchased 
by ye deceased of Charles Gott as agent to Hugh Peters, deceased, who 
pretended to have full power to sell ye same but on the contrary it appearing 
that his authority for selling was not sufficient in ye least degree and Elizabeth 
Barker alias Peters sending ample atturniship fully impowering her atturneys 
to sell her father's lands which were lawfully descended to her, as only 
daughter to sd. Hugh Peters & whereas your petitioners took ye best advice 
that we could of such as were skilled in ye law, who having perused ye papers 
and original grant to Mr. Hugh Peters informed us that his heir would cer- 
tainly recover it, whereupon I ye sd Robert Devorix was forced to purchase 
sd. farm again whereby ye chief part of sd. Estate left as aforesaid is gone 
from ye surviving children wherefore pray that one of your petitioners, viz. 
Robert Devorix might have power of administration granted him that so an 
inventory may be taken and what further may be needful done as near as 
may be to the will. 

"Signed Ann (her A mark) Devereux 
Robart Devoreux" 

"Robert Devorix upon consideration that the greater part of his father's 
estate hath been taken away by the heir of Mr. Hugh Peters who was prior 
possessor of that part taken, whereby it is impossible to fully discharge the 
legacies in the will renounces his executorship of said will and prays for the 
court's consideration of the within petition. Witness: George Locker, 
Daniel Rogers." 

The Court, having considered these petitions, appointed Robert 
"Devorix" of Marblehead as administrator cum testamento annexo 
of the estate of his father, Mr. John "Devorix," late of Marblehead, 
and he gave a bond, dated 30 Mar. 1704, for £500, Jeremiah Neale and 
Joseph Neale, both of Salem, being sureties. He was directed to 
bring in an inventory of the estate at or before the first Monday of 
December, 1704, and to render an account of his administration at 
or before the first Monday of July, 1705. 

A statement filed by him on 26 July 1708, after his mother's death, 
reads as follows : 

"An acco u of y a Estate of John Deuourex Late of Marblehead deed Is as 
followeth Viz 1 — 

"Imp r : to his farme in Marblehead w ch he bought of M r Charles Gott a 
pretended agent to M r Hugh Petters & in Some considerable tyme after his 
decease the heires of the Said M r Hugh Petters Came to my mother M re 
Ann Deuourex & demanded possesion of y e aboues d farme Upon which 
demand my Said Mother aduised with all y e rest of her Children then Liueing 
& with many other freinds whether she had better contest with y e Said 
Petters heirs or deliuer them possesion who gaue her theire aduise that she 



118 Descendants of John Devereux [April 

should bj' noe means Contest the same with them at Law Soe my Hon- 
nored Mother Considering her own Unability & the aduise giuen her, Saw 
Cause to Lett the s d heires of M r Hugh Petters take possesion 

"2 dl y To a Considerable Quantity of Land at Dunstable being all vacant 
And my Honnored Mother not being dead aboue three months who had the 
whole disposall & Improuement of it dureing her Life as may apeare by my 
fathers will & the Said Land Lying out of this County & a frontteere towne 
aganst the Enemy I am not Capeable at present to make any Just Valluation 
of it 

"3 dlv To a Small house & Land Giuen in Said will with one Cowes Comon 
to John Bossen w« h was left in possesion with Said Bossens mother who was 
to haue it Dureing her Natural! Life as S d will appeares & as I Conceiue I 
haue noe other acco u to giue of it 

"4thiy To a Small parcell of Land Giuen to Bethia Barttlett wet her house 
Stands Upon & part of a house as p r will appeares as I Conceiues needs no 
prizall 

"5 thl y To my fathers personall Estate It was wholy Giuen to my Mother 
dureing her Life & at or before her death had full power to Dispose of it & 
She haueing before her death disposed of it So I Conceiue that I as adminis- 
strator Cum testamento annexo haue noe further to doe with it but to Giue 
your Honnor an acco u of It 

"to seuerall debts deue from the Estate of said Deuerex yett unknowne. 

Robart Deuereux 
Adm r . 

"Left upon file pr. Adm' July 26. 1708 

attest Dan 1 Rogers Reg r ." 

On 25 Mar. 1712 the land of Mr. John "Deuerecks," Sr., in Dun- 
stable, was described as "a therty acer grante where as part is laid 
out and the remainder may be laid out at the sucksers desier," and 
was appraised at £25. It appears from the Dunstable records that 
John Devereux, Sr., was one of the proprietors of the town of Dun- 
stable, and that he and his son John had each a lot of land there. 

Children (in the order in which their names occur in their 
father's will) : 

2. i. Robert. 2 

ii. Humphrey, d. 31 Jan. 1689/90; m. Elizabeth . In his will, 

dated 31 Jan. 1689/90 and proved 24 June 1690, he mentions wife 
Elizabeth and children Elizabeth* John, Ann, Humphrey, and 
Ralph, the last-mentioned under fourteen years of age, and 
appoints his wife executrix. The witnesses were John Woods, 
John Devereux, and Joseph Devereux. The inventory of his 
estate, taken by John Blaney, Sr., and Robert Bartlett and 
returned 24 June 1690 by Elizabeth, widow and executrix, 
amounted to £53. 17s. 4d.- 

3. iii. John. 

iv. Hannah, m. (1) Peter Greenfield, b. in 1633; m. (2) Richard 
Knott, surgeon, who d. in 1684; m. (3) at Marblehead, 8 May 
1708, John Swett. Children, all by second husband and all 
bapt. at Marblehead: 1. Richard, bapt. 19 June 1687. 2. Hannah, 
bapt. 19 June 1687. 3. Elizabeth, bapt. 18 Sept. 1687. 4. 
Eleanor, b. in 1683; bapt. 19 June 1687; m. at Marblehead, 28 
Apr. 1701, Thomas Martin, b. about 1675, d. before 22 Jan. 1759. f 

•See Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, vol. 4, p. 238. 

fHannah Martin, bapt. at Marblehead 8 July 1716, second child of Thomas and Eleanor 
(Knott), m. at Marblehead, 29 Sept. 1719, Job Burnham; and their daughter, Sarah Burnham, 
bapt. 24 Aug. 1740, m. John Kimball and had many descendants. Cf. History of the Kimball 
Family. 



1920] Descendants of John Devereux 119 

v. Ann, m. (1) Boasum; m. Nichols. Child by first 

husband: 1. John, mentioned in the will of his grandfather, John 
Devereux. 

vi. Bethia, m. about 1680 John Bartlett. Children: 1. Bethia, b. 
about 1681; m. at Marblehead, 15 Oct. 1700, Robert Martin 2. 
Faithful, b. about 1683; d. 10 Jan. 1748/9, in his 66th year; m. 
at Marblehead, 31 Oct. 1706, his first cousin, Ann 8 Devereux (3, iii), 
q. v., dau. of John and Susannah (Hartshorn); four children 
(vide infra, 3. iii). 3. William, "b. about 1685; m. at Marblehead, 

9 May 1709, Mary Andrews; had William, b. at Marblehead 26 
Mar. 1710, bapt. there 26 Oct. 1712, and Mary, bapt. at Marble- 
head 14 Dec. 1712. 

vii. Emme, b. about 1657; d. at Marblehead 17, 4 mo. 1737, aged 80; m. 
before 1680 William Peach of Marblehead, d. 10 June 1713, aged 
63 years, 2 months, 8 days, s. of John, Jr., and Alice of Marble- 
head. Children, all bapt. at Marblehead 19 June 1687, when 
their mother was admitted to the church: 1. John, m. at Marble- 
head, 30 Nov. 1700, Sarah Stacey of Salem, b. 17 Jan. 1683, dau. 
of William and Priscilla. 2. Thomas, d. 9 Sept. 1731, aged 50; 
m. at Marblehead, 14 Dec. 1704, Mary Coes. 3. William, d. 

10 May 1735, aged 51 years, 7 months, 20 days; m. at Marble- 
head, 4 Jan. 1710/11, Sarah Elkins of Lynn, who d. 13 Oct. 1752, 
aged 65 years, 7 months, 13 days. 4. Hannah, m. (1) at Marble- 
head, 9 Jan. 1710/11, John Calley, who was bur. 1 Mar. 1727/8; 
m. (2) at Marblehead, 19 Feb. 1728/9, Samuel Waters.* 

2. Robert 2 Devereux (John 1 ), of Marblehead, died before 22 Dec. 
1740, when he was mentioned as deceased in a deed between 
his son Humphrey and his other children. He married 
Hannah Blaney of Lynn, born 11 Nov. 1667, daughter of 
John, who was born in England in 1627, settled at Lynn in 
1659, and married, 11 July 1660, Hannah King, daughter of 
Daniel. 

Robert Devereux retained possession of the Devereux farm, 
which he had been obliged to purchase again from the heir of 
Rev. Hugh Peters (vide supra), until 1 Apr. 1729, when, "for 
the amicable settlement of this estate," and in consideration 
of security given to him by his sons for a payment of £80 
annually to him and his wife during their lifetime, he conveyed 
the land to his sons John, Robert, Humphrey, and Ralph, and 
to his daughters Sarah, Emme, and Hannah. 

Children : 

i. Joseph, 8 mentioned in the will of his grandfather, John Devereux, 
who gave him "twenty Acres of land within ye Stonn wall;" 
probably d. before 1 Apr. 1729, as he is not mentioned in the deed 
of that date from his father, Robert Devereux, to the latter's 
other children. 

4. ii. John. 

5. iii. Robert. 

6. iv. Humphrey. 

7. v. Ralph. * 

vi. Sarah, living 22 Dec. 1740; m. William Wallis, who d. before 17 
Sept. 1725. Child: 1. Emma, bapt. at Marblehead 2 May 1731. 

vii. Emme, m. at Marblehead, 8 Feb. 1713/14, William Davis. Chil- 
dren, both bapt. at Marblehead 26 Nov. 1727: 1. Hannah. 2. 
Joseph, who joined in a deed to his uncle, Humphrey Devereux 
(6), 21 Dec. 1741, and signed his name "Joseph Da vies." 

viii. Hannah, m. at Marblehead, 9 May 1723, Stephen Chapman; both 

•Cf. Register, vol. 54, pp. 278-279. 



120 Descendants of John Devereux [April 

were living 22 Dec. 1740. Children, bapt. at Marblehead: 1. 
Hannah, bapt. 19 Nov. 1727; probably d. young. 2. Stephen, 
bapt. 19 Nov. 1727; m. at Marblehead, 24 Nov. 1748, Sarah 
Stacey. 3. John, bapt. 31 Dec. 1727; m. at Marblehead, 7 June 
1750, Elizabeth Brown. 4. Hannah, bapt. 9 Aug. 1730. 5. 
Daniel, bapt. 24 Sept. 1732. 6. Emma, bapt. 23 Feb. 1734/5; 
m. at Marblehead, 18 Dec. 1766, Joseph Rhoads. 

3. John 2 Devereux (John 1 ) is mentioned as deceased in the will of 
his father, dated 4 Sept. 1693. He married Susannah Harts- 
horn, born at Reading 2 Mar. 1659/60, died at Watertown 5 
May 1718, daughter of Thomas and Susannah of Reading. 
She married secondly, at Marblehead, 10 Jan. 1694/5, Stephen 
Parker of Andover. In the records of the First Church of 
Marblehead is the entry: "Susanna Devereux, a child of the 
Church of Reading, was admitted to full Communion in this 
Church, 2 Feb. 1689." 

Children, mentioned in the will of their grandfather, John 
Devereux : 

i. Sarah, 8 m. about 1700 Joseph Abbott. Children, bapt. at Marble- 
head: 1. Susanna, bapt. 10 Aug. 1701. 2. John, bapt. 31 Oct. 
1703. 3. Sarah, bapt. 30 Mar. 1707. 4. Mary, bapt. 24 Apr. 
1709. 5. Ann, bapt. 11 Feb. 1710/11. 6. Joseph, bapt. 15 May 
1713. 7. Hannah, bapt. 24 Apr. 1715. 

ii. Susannah, m. at Marblehead, 29 Oct. 1706, Jonas Dennis, and 
was the executrix of his will in 1751. Children, bapt. at Marble- 
head: 1. James, b. 7 Feb. 1708. 2. Susanna, bapt. 23 Apr. 1710. 
3. Sarah, bapt. 11 May 1712. 4. Jonas, bapt. 26 Sept. 1714. 5. 
Devereux, bapt. 30 June 1717; m. at Marblehead, 23 Aug. 1739, 
Sarah Bowden. 6. John, bapt. 19 Apr. 1719. 7. Hannah, bapt. 
9 Apr. 1721. 8. Elizabeth, bapt. 3 Mar. 1722/3. 

iii. Ann, bapt. at Marblehead 24 Aug. 1690; m. at Marblehead, 31 
Oct. 1706, her first cousin, Faithful Bartlett (1, vi, 2), b. about 
1683, d. 10 Jan. 1748/9, in his 66th year, s. of John and Bethia 
(Devereux). Children: 1. Bethia (twin), b. at Marblehead 3 
Sept. 170—; d. 21 June 1748 (sic, ? 1742), in her 35th year; m. 
at Marblehead, 4 Oct. 1726, Robert Hooper. 2. Elizabeth (twin), 
b. at Marblehead 3 Sept. 170 — ; m. at Marblehead, 4 Aug. 172o, 
Henry Hooper. 3. Humphrey, b. at Marblehead 8 Jan. 1710; m. 
at Beverly, 20 July 1731, Lydia Woodbury of Beverly. 4. Ann, 
b. about 1713; m. at Marblehead, 20 Feb. 1733, George New- 
march, b. at Marblehead 19 July 1709, s. of Joseph and Susanna 
(Fowle). 

[To be continued] 



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A NEW ENGLAND TEMPLE OF HONOR* 

By Hon. James Phinney Baxter, A.M., Litt. D., 
President of the New England Historic Genealogical Society 

■ 

Members of the New England Historic Genealogical So- 
ciety, Ladies and Gentlemen: 

We have assembled to celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of 
our Society in this Pilgrim year, so fraught with precious memories 
of an event the most important in the annals of New England save 
the landing of Winthrop, and which will prove to be an acknowledged 
inspiration to the world if we are able to live up to the ideals of our 
forefathers; hence I may be pardoned for repeating the trite saying 
that history is but the record of God's providence, as its repetition 
cannot fail to be useful until it takes its place among the self-evident 
truths of the human mind. 

In the history of nations there is none in which this truth is more 
apparent than in our own, since never before has there been a like 
opportunity afforded to develop a form of government in which the 
best aspirations of men could find free play. In the Old World 
autocratic governments, devised for the aggrandizement of a privi- 
leged class, have been instrumental in submerging many of their 
best subjects, which checked their growth and impaired their stability. 
When James Stuart succeeded Elizabeth Tudor in the royal govern- 
ment of England, he brought with him ill-conceived theories of govern- 
ment, which contributed largely toward precipitating the great revo- 
lution in which his son was brought to the block and England made a 
republic. Elizabeth had been autocratic enough, but she had been 
wisely restrained by that greatest of English statesmen, William Cecil, 
while her successor came under the influence of lesser men, who 
played upon the weak points which he so conspicuously displayed. 
His excursions into the fields of theological controversy, bringing him 
into contact with sectarians of extreme views, stimulated his zeal to 
enforce his own opinions, and, as dissent from the more rigid and 
artificial forms of doctrine was increasing, he adopted the unwise 
policy of expatriation, which resulted in the ever memorable landing 
on Plymouth Rock, the Winthrop colony, and the founding of New 
England. 

Never in the history of any country has so remarkable a body 
of men as the Pilgrims and the Puritans been so providentially 
brought together to build a nation; for, whatever may be said to the 
contrary, history makes evident the fact that the spirit of New 
England is the true Americanism which is to-day the spirit of the 
Nation, for it has been aptly said of these pioneers that God sifted the 
best seed of Old England for planting New England. 

In this hearing it hardly seems proper to eulogize these men; they 
need no eulogy here. For some time, and especially during the 
past year, there has been a persistent attempt to defame and belittle 

•Address delivered in Ford Hall, Ashburton Place, Boston, 18 Mar. 1920, at the celebration of 
the seventy-fifth anniversary of the incorporation of the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society. 



122 A New England Temple of Honor [April 

the Pilgrim and the Puritan, who together rightly earned the title of 
New England's Founders. Certainly their descendants do not desire 
N to exaggerate the virtues of their ancestors. They would, however, 
shield them from misrepresentation. 

That they wrought faithfully under hardships and privations to 
lay the foundation of a great commonwealth we have the evidences 
about us after nearly three centuries. If they sometimes made mis- 
takes, their accomplishments cast their errors into the shade, and 
these should not be dragged forth by carping critics to obscure their 
virtues. 

The institutions of learning, in which we class not only our schools, 
our colleges, and churches, but our antiquarian, historical, and genea- 
logical societies, will see to the- preservation of the true history of 
the beginnings of our national history, and none other more faithfully 
than this Society, whose founders had this single object in view — the 
study and preservation of the memories of those whose spirit has 
stamped itself ineflaceably upon the consciousness of New England. 

The memory of these men, whose ideal was the creation of a com- 
monwealth in which all men loyal to God and the brotherhood of man 
should enjoy under His providence civil liberty and the exercise of 
the rights of private conscience, is especially precious to this Society. 
Three years ago, as you know, I advocated the erection of a memorial 
building or Temple of Honor, to commemorate them on this ter- 
centenary of the landing at Plymouth. Several meetings were held to 
discuss the subject, but the great World War broke upon us, and it 
was found impossible to carry out the project at this time. 

Though it is evident that a memorial building in honor of the 
Fathers of New England cannot be erected for some time to come, it is 
certain that it will be at a future day, and I am calling the attention 
of this Society to the subject on this, as it seems to me, most fitting 
occasion, that it may be recorded and serve as a reminder of its 
importance to those who will succeed us. 

This Society, I know, will of necessity lead in this great work, and 

its accomphshment will be of incalculable importance to the people 

of New England, and, reflectively, to the Nation, many % of whose 

ideals derived from the Fathers of New England have inspired it in 

achieving its present position among the nations of the world. The 

men who in the early part of the seventeenth century landed on our 

North American shores were men of vision, animated by a great 

purpose, the founding of commonwealths, and their descendants, 

inheriting the virtues of their fathers, blazed a path through the vast 

wilderness which barred their way to the West, until they reached 

the golden gates of the Pacific, and made it possible to exclaim: 

"No pent-up Utica contracts our powers, 
For the whole boundless continent is ours." 

These men, with hearts throbbing with the blood of the Fathers 
of New England, and inspired by their ideals, have given to the Nation 
many of its noblest characteristics, which must be cherished and pre- 
served if it is to lead as the exemplar of Liberty, Justice, and Brother- 
hood among the nations of the world. But to accomplish this these 
descendants of New England fathers must be united in the purpose 



1920] A New England Temple of Honor 123 

which three centuries ago animated the men in the little cabin of the 
Mayflower, when they signed their names to that remarkable declara- 
tion of principles which gave vitality to our national constitution. 
We have reached a period when without the cooperation of the 
millions who bear the blood of the Founders of New England our 
high hopes for the future welfare of this country may fail of fruition. 
The policy of this Society should be to encourage this union. 

Let us reflect upon what has happened since the day when we 
achieved our independence, and threw wide our gates with an all too 
generous impulse of hospitality. Actuated by a laudable ambition to 
better their condition, vast numbers of the people of all parts of the 
world, who had been oppressed by too exacting laws, flocked to our 
shores, many of them valuable additions to our population. Among 
them, however, were many who, unfit to avail themselves of the bless- 
ings of free government, have proved to be a menace to the Nation's 
welfare. These advocates and supporters of theories attractive to 
untrained minds, if not checked, may be the cause of a destructive 
revolution. How can this be met successfully? The only answer is, 
by instruction in the principles which actuated the men and women 
who laid the foundations of these free commonwealths, whose prin- 
ciples have been wrought into our national constitution, which 
anarchists and their allies would destroy and substitute in its place a 
thing of their own, in which License would take the place of Liberty, 
Class Favoritism the place of Equality, and the Nullification of 
Property Rights the place of Justice. During the past few years we 
have been receiving a larger percentage than ever before of unde- 
sirable immigrants, and now that the war has closed, the nations 
engaged in it will hold back their able men and burden us with the 
diseased and feeble unless Congress puts up sufficient barriers against 
them, which it is unlikely to do. 

To the men whom dangerous theorists are daily making their dupes 
the history of the Founders of our Nation is a closed book, and I 
believe that the most effective way to deprive the dangerous advo- 
cates of false theories of government of an audience is to instruct the 
uninformed in the principles of those who created the early history of 
our country. Our churches, our schools, all our philanthropic 
agencies are doing good work in this field, but they cannot sufficiently 
impress the uninstructed masses of our varied population. They 
must be reached by readier means ; and few will deny that a building 
such as I have advocated would not only be a pious tribute to our 
forefathers but a most effective method of instruction to the masses 
who would throng its pictorial halls, which would visualize to them 
not only those who devoted their lives to making here a refuge for the 
oppressed of all lands, but the striking events of our history. Such a 
temple would exert an educational influence upon the uninstructed of 
incalculable worth. 

Of course you will agree that such a structure should be of imposing 

character, emphasizing the worthiest expression of strength, dignity, 

and simplicity; that it should be built of material from New England 

quarries, wrought by the hands of New England people, and adorned 

by the skill of New England artists; and that upon its walls should be 



124 Master Tate's Diary [April 

pictorially recorded the chief events of New England history — the 
landing at Plymouth, at Cape Ann, at Salem, at Boston, the genesis 
of Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Maine. 
In fact, this building should not only be a memorial of New England's 
benefactors ancr a credit to its builders, but it should also be a monu- 
ment to the skill and art of New England in the twentieth century. 

I submit this to you, my friends, and to our successors, who in due 
time, I have full faith, will carry out this plan with such modification 
as they may deem wise. 



THE DIARY OF MASTER JOSEPH TATE 
OF SOMERSWORTH, N. H. 

From a manuscript in the possession of the New England Historic 

Genealogical Society 

[Continued from page 50] 

Memorandums of Sundry Things. 
Viz. Deaths, Marriages, Disasters &c. 

Wo. Hannah Scates of Berwick Dy'd Mar 1769. 

Saturday night Mar. 25. 1769 The Revd. Mr. Jonathan Cushion of Dover. 

Dy'd. 
David Varney's House at Tufton Town Burnt March ye 10th 1769 
Wed. Mar. 15th. Collo. Jonathan Moulton of Hampton Falls House Burnt 
Mar. 25th 1769. Ebenezer Husseys House Burnt a Doubtas Falls. 
Mar. 25th 1769. Mr. Joseph Cutt's house of Kittery Burnt aut Spruce Creek. 
Mar. 1769. The Widow Harford Mother of Nicholas Harford of Dover 

Dy'd. 
Tuesday April 4. 1769 Otes Varney of Somersworth Dy'd Suddenly. 
Saturday April 7. 1769 Mr. James Kenny of Somersworth Dy'd. 
Monday April 3. 1769. Mr. Thos. Goodwin of the Lower End of Berwick 

Dy'd (Henry Goodwins Father.) 
Saturday Night April 8. 1769 Mr. John Hodsdon of Berwick Dy'd. Suddenly. 
Thursday April 13. 1769 Ezekiel Varney of Dover Dy'd Suddenly being Taken 

Blind, Speechless and Deaf in his Shop. 
Saturday April ye 29 1769 Silvanus Nock Dy'd. 
Wednesday May 3rd 1769 Mr. Samuel Hussey of Somersworth Married to 

Mercy Evans Daughter of Joseph Evans of Dover. 
Tuesday May 16 1769 A Bloody Engagment fought between Koulican & 

ye Grand Seignior, aut Israel Pierce & Richd. Boyce ye Victory not 

Decided. 
Tuesday May 16 1769 A Deuel Between 2 Brothers Viz. Francis & Richd. 

Yea ton. 
Wednesday May 17th. 1769 A Combat between a Gaul & a Molatto Viz. 

Thos. Noble & Richd. Boyce ye former Gaind ye Victory. 
Friday May 19. 1769 Mrs. Charity Shorey wife of Mr. Jos. Shorey of Kit- 
tery Dy'd Suddenly. She was Solomon Hoopers Daughter of Berwick. 



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Sunday Morn about 7 o th Clock May 21. 1769. Capt. James Hobbs of 
Somersworth Dy'd. Buried on Wednesday 24. 

Tuesday Morn about 6 o the Clock May 30. 1769. Elisha Stacpole son 
of Mr. Joshua Stacpole Junr. Dy'd. Buried on Wed. 31. 

May 29th 1769 A Molatto fellow called Dick Boyce way Laid Israel Pierce, 
Catched him by ye throat & would have killed him had he not been 
prevented by Wm. Brock & others. 

Sunday June ye 4th. 1769 Mr. Robert Archibald's wife of Berwick Dy'd. 
Buried on Monday 5th. 

Monday June ye 12. 1769 John Stevens Son of David & Sarah Stevens 
Dy'd. 

Sunday Morn June ye 18. 1769. Mr. Peter Key of Berwick Dy'd 

Wednesday June ye 21st. 1769 Mr. Paul Wentworth of Somersworth Married 
to Mrs. Mary Higgins of Berwick. 

Wed. June ye 21st. 1769 Mr. Joseph Ricker's Joseph Split one of his thumbs 
and one John Wh[worn] of Lebanon Broke his Leg, & one Eliz. Stillians 
her arm out of Joint. 

Saturday June ye 24. 1769 One Pat Murphy at Somersworth. was up for 
Stealing a Bag of Sugar from James Garvin Junior taken pr. [worn] Moses 
Yeaton Sheriff. He was born in Ireland. 

Monday June ye 26. 1769. Charles Grant Sat up for himself in ye Shop that 
was his Masters. (Otes Varney of Somersworth Deed.) 

Thur. June ye 29. 1769 Mr. Issachar Damm Married to Judith Nock. 

November 22. 1769. Mr. Samuel Henderson Married to Mrs. Dorothy 
Cromwel. 

Friday June ye 30th. 1769. Mr. George Ricker of Somersworth Dy'd. 

Monday June ye 26. 1769. Mrs. Downing Woodmans Son & Mrs. Sheep- 
leys Negro of Kittery were Drownd. 

Monday June ye 26. 1769 Mrs. Dorcas Bradford of Portsmouth Dy'd. 
Aged 75 yrs. 

Saturday July ye 1st. 1769. Mrs. Patience Ham wife of Benja. Ham of Dover 
Dy'd. 

Saturday July ye 8th. 1769. Mr. Saml. [iw>rn]ord 3ds Schooner Belonging 
to Berwick was Seizd at Portsmouth in ye Kings Behalf by Robert 
Traill. Informers a Grecian [worn] Coffin. Two Rogues. — Trehearn 

Monday July 17. 1769 Mr. Thomas Roberts son of Mr. Joshua Roberts of 
Somersworth Dy'd. Buried on Tuesday 18. 

July 4. 1769 Caleb Lord's time of Apprentiship out with his Master Lieut 
Saml. Roberts of Somersworth. 

Tuesday July ye 25. 1769 Job Roberts Son of Job Roberts Deed, of Somers- 
worth Dyd. Buried of [sic] Thursday 27. 

Sunday Night July 30th 1769 Mr. James Hobbs had a number of things 
Stoln by some Infernal person or persons as, Sheets Shirts Shifts &c. 
and Sundry things of Betty Chadwick's. 

Tuesday Night Agust ye 1st. 1769 Mr. Wm. Plaistead Junr. of Somersworth 
Married to Anne Ford Daughter of Mr. Jno. Ford of Berwick . . . 

Tuesday night Aug. 1st. 1769 Mr. William Chadwick of Somersworth Mar- 
ried to Mrs. Elizabeth Goodwin of Berwick Daughter of Elisha and 
Sarah Goodwin Deed. 

Wed. Aug. 2. 1769. Mr. David Moore of Berwick Launched a Ship which 
he Built for Supply Clap of Portsmouth ye 1st. Ship built up Newich- 
wannick river. Built by Joseph Field of Kittery Shipwright. 1st. Ship 
Built up ye River Since my being in Somersworth. 

Wed. Aug. 9. 1769 Benja Molloy an Irishman Man Belonging to Ports- 
mouth, was Pilloryd and Whipd for a Rape . . . 

Nov. 3. 1768. Jno. Carr Dy'd. 



126 Master Tate's Diary [April 

Friday Aug. 4. 1769 Edmund Roberts Saild in ye Brig Laurel for Barnstable 
his Brother Josiah went with him ye 1st. Voyage of Josiah's Going. 

Thursday Aug. 10 1769 Mrs. Ann Amey wife of Mr. Abram Amey of Somers- 
worth Dy'd. 

Aug. 22. 1769. Mr. Giles Seawards at Somersworth Dy'd. 

Aug. 23. 1769 Margaret Hanson wife of Mr. Ephraim Hanson of Dover 
Dy'd. She was ye only Daughter of Cap. Abraham Lord of Berwick. 

Wed. Sep 12. 1769 One Danl. Jacobs of Durham had his Leg Broke [worn] 
wheel run over it between Mr. Charles Bakers & Mr. Benja. Varneys. 

Sunday Sep. 17. 1769 Lydia Hill Dy'd Wife of Isaac Hill & Sister of Ensign 
Joseph Roberts of Dover. 

Sep. 20 1769 Saml. Twombly [another entry, crossed out, reads of Rochester! 
Dy'd. 

Tuesday Night Oct. ye 3rd. 1769. The Lower Mill at Salmon Falls Somers- 
worth Side Burnt Mr. Isaac Went worth & Enoch Wentworth Sawd part 
of ye night & Left her. 

October ye 19 1769 Mr. Jno. Twombly of Dover Married to Mrs. Sarah 
Twombly of Somersworth Daughter of Ensn. Benja. Twombly of 
Somersworth Deed. 

Thursday Oct. ye 26. 1769 The Lower Mills Salmon Falls Somersworth 
Side Raised again. Framd pr. Mr. James Roberts. 

Saturday Oct. 28. 1769 Theodore Atkinson Junr. Esq. Dyd. Interr'd on 
Nov. 1st. His Widow's Maiden Name was Fanny Wentworth Daughr 
of Mr. Sam'l. Wentworth of Boston & own Cousin to Theodore Atkinson 
Deed. & own Cousin to this present Governor Jno. Wentworth Esq. 

This present Governor Jno. Wentworth Esq. was Married to his Cousin 
Atkinson widow of Theodore Atkinson Junr. Esq. on Saturday Novem- 
ber ye 11th 1769. 

Mr. John Tucker Married to Mrs. Molly Wentworth Daughter of Mr. Mark 
Wentworth of Somersworth Deed, on Monday Night November ye 
13th. 1769. 

Thursday Nov. 23rd. 1769. Wm. Chadwick's wife Delivered of 2 Daughters. 
Viz. Molly & Betty. 

Mr. Bartholomew Wentworth & Mrs. Ruth Hall were Married on Wednes- 
day Nov. 22nd. 1769. 

Mr. William Grant & Mrs. Mary Wentworth Married on Thursday Novem- 
ber 23. 1769. 

Mr. Paul Ford & Mrs. Abigail Ricker Married on Thursday November ye 
23. 1769 

Mr. Nicholas Wentworth & Mrs. Abigail Hammock Married on Thursday 
Nov. ye 23rd. 1769. [This entry is crossed out with a different ink and 
marked Rong.] 

Mr. Jethro Heard & Mrs. Sarah [illegible] Married on Thursday Nov. 23rd. 
1769. 

Mr. William Hall & Mrs. Lydia Wentworth Married on Thursday Dec. 7th. 
1769. 

Wed. Dec. 13. 1769 Mr. George Walton of Newington Dy'd. 

Mr. Spencer Wentworth Junr. and Mrs. Sarah Stiles Married on Thursday 
December ye 14th. 1769. 

Madam Hannah Atkinson Consort to the Honble Theodore Atkinson Esq. 
Dyd on Dec. ye 1769. 

Sunday Dec. 24. 1769 Mr. Benja. Abbott Married to Mrs. Sarah Chadwick 
of Somersworth. 

Monday Dec. 25. 1769 Mr. Stephen Hardison of Berwick Dy'd. 

Mr. John Tebbets of Somersworth Married to Betty Gooddle of Wells on 
Thursday Feb. 8th. 1770. 



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Feb. 10. 1770 Sarah Wentworth wife of Ebenezer Wentworth of Somersworth 
Dy'd. 

Jan. 17th 1770 The Revd. Saml. Drown of Portsmouth Dy'd. 

Feb. 22. 1770 John Knight Esquire of Newington Dy'd. 

Feb. 28. 1770. Mrs. Abigail Garland Wife of Ebenezer Garland of Somers- 
worth Dy'd. 

Feb. 28. 1770 Cap. Dudley Watson of Dover Dy'd. 

Monday March 26. 1770. Mr. Richd. Kenny of Dover Dy'd. 

Friday March 30. 1770. Mr. Danl Drowns of Berwicks Leg Broke. 

Friday April ye 6th. 1770. Mr. John Tebbets's Shop Burnt. 

[Worn] ye 7th 1770. Mrs. Abigail Miller Dy'd. 

Wed. April ye 11th. 1770. Mr. Jos. Tate Junr. Married to Mrs. Esther Cole. 
Marryd by Jno. Plumer Esq. at Rochester. 

Friday April ye 13th. 1770 Mr. Ichabod Rollins Junr. of Somersworth 
Raisd a New House Fram'd by James Roberts. 

Monday April ye 16. 1770 Mr. Robert Archibald Married to ye Wo. Lord 
of Berwick. Thos. Lord Deceasd's Widow. The same Night ye Middle 
Mill on Salmon Falls Berwick side Catch'd fire & had like to have burnt 
down. 

Monday Night April ye 16. 1770 Garlands Mill at Lebanon Burnt. 

Tapin Wentworth Son of Cap William Wentworth of Somersworth dy'd on 
April ye 9. 1768 

Mrs Patience Wentworth Wife of Ensn. Saml. Wentworth of Somersworth & 
my Wife whose Maiden Name was Eliz. Saunders was Born On April ye 
24. N. S. 1721. 

April ye. 16. 1770 Mrs. Abigail Treadwell Dy'd iEtis 58. yrs. 

Aprl. 17. 1770 Mr. Jacob Treadwell Husband of ye aforsaid Abigail Treadwell 
Dy'd JEtis 62 years. 

May 7. 1770. Mr. Etherington Heart of Berwick Dy'd. 

May 1770 Thos. Wentworth Son of Moses W T entworth Lost in the woods 
at Tufton Town wherein after being out in the woods & in bad weathr. 
with heavy Thundr. & Lightneg & Living only on Berrys was Taken up 
ye 17. day 

May 1770. Friend Joseph Estes of Dover Dy'd. 

Friday April 13th. 1770 Mr. William Hall Rais'd a house Frame at a place 
Call'd ye Beech Ridge [worn] Berwick Side. 

Saturday June ye 2. 1770 Mrs. Willey wife of Saml. Willey Junr. Tufton 
Tufton [probably intended for Tufton Town] was Deliver'd of a Daughter 
Nam'd Lydia at her Fathers. Mr. Willm. Stiles's of Somersworth 

Tuesday June ye 12th. 1770 Esq Benja. Chadbourn of Berwick Rais'd a New 
House & Barn. 

Sunday June ye 24. 1770 I was abus'd & Smitten by that Notorious Villain 
Dick Turpin Alias Benja. Evans . . . 

Tuesday June ye 26 1770 I was Violently Smitten & abused by that Eminent 
Thief Patrick Murphy ye Thief yt Stole James Garvin Juniors bag 
of Sugar also abus'd my wife in a Barbarous Manner, abus'd me worse. 

Friday June 29 1770 James Garvin Junior Sail'd Master of ye Brig Grey- 
hound for ye West Indies. 
Wednesday July 4th. 1770 A Woman named of Hang'd herself. 

Monday July 9th 1770 An Honourable present made to ye Town of Somers- 
worth by ye Worshipful Thos. Wallingford Esq. Collo. Wallingford 
(A Town Bell. 
Thursday July 12. 1770 The Wo. Sarah Wentworth of Somersworth dy'd 
iEtis 91 years. She was Mother to Capt. William Wentworth of 
Somersworth. 
Wednesday July 11th. 1770 Sarah Tebbets Daughter of Mr. Wm. & Mrs. 



128 Master Tate's Diary [April 

Mary Tebbets of Somersworth Dy'd. Aged 4 yrs 3 Months & 9 Days. 

Thursday July 19. 1770 a Fast call'd at Somersworth on Acct. of ye present 
Drought & Judgment of the numberless worms ye Lord has Sent among 
us for our Wickedness. Toward Evening came on Heavy Thunder & 
Lightning with Violent Winds with heavy but blessed Refreshing Rain 
which continued ye chief of ye Night ye Lightning kill'd 13 Sheep 
belonging to Jos. Tebbets of Rochester. 

Wed. July 18th. 1770 Mr. Aaron Stacpole Rais'd a New Barn Fram'd pr. 
Mr. Daniel Goodwin. 

Wed. July 18. 1770 Elijah Bunker Rais'd a New house near Ebenezr. Clem- 
ents. 

Monday July ye 23. 1770 Mr. Reuben Tebbets Married to Mrs. Betty 
Carr Daughter of Dr. Moses Carr of Somersworth. 

The Year 1770 Remarkable for Vast Quantities of Worms Resembling 
Caterpillars which came out of ye Ground Destroying ye Grass. Eating 
up ye Grass as Close as if Mown & Leaving nothing but ye Stalk of ye 
Corn. 

Hampton Sunday July 22. 1770 We hear yt on Said day as pr above Men- 
tion yt Just as Meeting on ye other side Broke up came on heavy 
Thundr. & Lightning which Strook ye Steeple & Shatter'd it much. 

Monday Aug. 6th. 1770 Mr. Josiah Richardson of Dover Married to Mrs. 
Mary Philpot of Somersworth. 

Saturday Aug. 11th. 1770 Friend William Horn of Dover Dy'd. 

Portsmouth Sep. 4. 1770. Mr. Joshua Wentworths Store broke open. & Lost 
out of the same in money & Goods to the Value of 200£ Lawf ull Money. 
The Thieves Na[wom] are as follows Viz. from Portsmouth Gazette 
Sep. 14. 1770. Mention yt Wed. Last was brought to Town from 
Boston ye 2 Two thieves Viz. Cotterel and Badger, who were Taken 
up by ye Watch Last Sunday Night. 

Friday Sep. 7. 1770 Mr. Nathaniel Wentworth's House of Middletown Burnt. 

Thursday afternoon Sep. 13. 1770 One of Lieut. Moses Yeaton's Barns part 
full of hay was Burnt down, Suppos'd to be set on fire by his Negro 
Wench; (Violet.) 

Thursday Sep. 13th. 1770 Mr. James Clements Married to Mrs. Sarah Ricker 
Daughter of Mr. Ephraim Ricker of Somersworth. 

Monday Sep. 17th. 1770 Mr. John Pike of Sommersworth Married to Miss 
Martha Trevett of Old York. 

Monday Sep. 17. 1770 Mr. James Foye Junr. of Berwick Married to Miss 
Mary Lord pr. ye Revd. James Pike of Somersworth. 

From the New Hamps. Gazette Friday Sep. 28. 1770. Salem Sep. 25. Miss 
Naamah Leech of Beverly, who was in this Town a few days since, 
excited ye curiosity of numbers to see her as a very Remarkable Instance 
of Dwarfish stature being only about 25 inches in Heighth. She is 52 
years of age. 

The Revd. George Whitefield Dy'd Suddenly of a Fit of the asthma at the 
Revd. Jonathan Parsons's at Newbury on Sunday Sep. 30. 1770 and was 
Decently Interrd on Tuesday Oct. 2nd Under ye Pulpit of ye Revd. 
Jonathan Parsons's Meeting house. Funeral Sermon preach'd by ye 
Revd. Temple of Boston. Text 

Benning Wentworth Esq. former Governour of the Province of New Hampse 
Dy'd on Sunday about 6 o Clock Evening Oct. 14. 1770 in ye 75th. 
Year of his age. his Rems. were Interr'd on Friday Oct. 19. 

Oct. 22. 1770. Dn. Hubbard Stevens of Durham Dy'd. 

Saturday Night Oct. 20. 1770 Caleb Wakeham of Durham perish'd in ye 
Storm Suppos'd to be much in Liquor. 

Oct. ye 1770 Capt. [worn] Demerit of Durham Dy'd. 



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Tuesday Oct. 30th. 1770. Mrs. Molly Hovey Wife of Dr. Ivory Hovey of 
Berwick Dy'd. 

London News to ye Printer. Looking over some Old papers, I found ye 
following, which I suppose had Laid by me this fifty Years. I am, &c. 
J. H. 

Feb. 10. 1650, all the persons named in ye following strange Genealogy 
were then Living at Feversham in Kent excepting only ye former wife 
of Old Cashick. — Old Hawood had 2 Daughters by his first wife, of 
which ye Eldest was Married to Jno. Cashick ye Son, & ye Youngest 
was Married to John Cashick ye Father. This Cashick the Father had 
a Daughter by his First wife, whom Old Hawood Married, & by her had 
a son, therefore Cashick ye fathers Second wife could say as follows. 
Father is my son, & I my Mother's Mother, 
Sister is my Daughter, I'm Grandmother to Brother. 

Wednesday Nov. 14. 1770 Mr. Samuel Ham Married to Mrs. Sarah Garvin 
of Somersworth Daughter of Capt. James & Sarah Garvin of Somers- 
worth. 

Nov. 15. 1770 Mr. Ebenezer Nock Married to Mrs. Elizabeth Garland of 
Somersworth. 

Sep. 27. 1770 Mr. Ezra Hacket of Canterbury Married to Mrs. Hannah 
Plaistead of Somersworth. 

Rochester John Roberts strayd from his Family on Tuesday Morn Nov. 
20. 1770 was found Dead on Saturday Dec. 1st 1770 found on ye Lot 
of Land Belonging to Job Clements. 

Mr. Benja. Warren Junr. & Mrs. Abigail Philpot Married on Monday Nov. 
26. 1770. 

Mr. James Garvin Married to Mrs. Dorothy Wentworth on Wed. Dec. 19. 
1770. 

Mr. Ephraim Wentworth Married to Mrs. Deborah Merrow on Thursday 
Dec. 20. 1770 

Monday Dec. 31st. 1770 one James Davis a Child about 5 Years of Age 
Son of James Davis of Kittery was burnt by Powder so yt he dy'd 
about 12. o ye Clock yt Night. 

Sunday Night Jan. ye 20. 1770 Elizabeth Roberts Daughter of Mr. Love 
Roberts of Somersworth Deliverd of a Son which she swore on Danl. 
Pierce Son of Jno. Pierce of Berwick . . . 

Friday Night Jan. 18th. Saml. Alley Junrs. wife Dy'd whose Maiden Name 
was Judith Kenny. 

Sunday Night Jan. 20. 1771. Joshua Ham of Dover Dy'd Suddenly. 

Feb. 4. Old Stile 1760. Mr. Eliphalet Cromwel Married to his Second wife 
whose Maiden Name was Kezia Watson off [sic] Dover aut Cochecho. 

Tuesday January ye 29th. 1771. Major John Titcomb of Dover Dy'd. 

Tuesday Jan. 29th. 1771 Patience Paul. Wife of Moses Paul of Somersworth 
Deliverd of 2 Sons. 

Memorandum of 4 Sermons preachd at Somersworth by ye Revd. George 
Whitefield. Viz 2 On March ye 8th. 1745. Morning Text 9 Chap. St. 
John part of 35th Verse. Dost thou Believe on ye Son of God. After- 
noon Text 12 Chap, of St. Luke 32 V. Fear Not Little Flock 2 Sermons 
on Sunday Mar. 17. 1745 Morning Text 6th of St. Jno. 35. Verse. And 
Jesus said unto them. I am the Bread of Life he that cometh to me 
Shall never Hunger, & he that Believeth on me shall never Thirst. 
Evening Text 1 Chap. St. Jno. 36 Verse. Behold the Lamb of God. 

John Deane who Sail'd from England on the Nott[iuorn]ham Galley for 
Boston in New England on ye 25th. of Sep. 1710. Burden 120 Tun, 10 
Guns, & 14 Men was cast away on Boone Island on ye 11th. of Decem- 
ber following, & was Taken off sd. Island on Jan. 4. 171[tw?rn] in a 



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Shallop by 2 Masters of Vessels. Viz. Wm. Long of Old. England, & 
Jethro Furber of New England. 

Sarah Simpson a widow Woman about 27 Years [worn] in ye Parish of Oyster 
River New England and Penelope Kenny a Servant Girl about 20 Years 
of Age [worn] in or near Limerick in Ireland, was executed in Ports- 
mouth for ye Murder of their Bastard Children. The Revd. Mr. 
Wm. Shurtliff preach'd Sarah Simpson's Farewel Sermon, & ye Revd. 
Mr. Arthur Brown pr'd Penelope Kenny's. Mr. Shurtleffs Text St. 
Luke Chap. 23. V. 42 Lord Remember me when thou comest into thy 
Kingdom. Mr. Browns Text. Proverbs Chap. 22. Verse 6th. Train up 
a Child in ye way he should go and when he is Old he will not Depart 
from it. Executed on December ye 27. 1739. 

Monday Feb. 25. 1771 Widow Mary Tebbets of Somersworth Dyd Suddenly 
Mtis 81 Years 9 months & 7 Days. She was Mother of Living 
Children. 

Saturday Feb. 9. 1771 A very Heavy Storm of Snow, Wind, Rain, & Hail 
Blew Down aut oversat a Barn Belonging to Jno Lord of Berwick 
without Hurting one Creature, Except one Turkey. 

Saturday Feb. 9. 1771 Mr. Daniel Furbush of Berwick Dy'd Suddenly. 

Wednesday February ye 27. 1771 Anne Perkins Dy'd Daughter of Mr. Wm. 
Perkins & Mistress Rachel Perkins Deed, whose Maiden Name was 
Rachel Philpot. 

Sunday Mar. 3. 1771. Early in ye Morning a Shock of an Earthquake 
Isaac Mason Dy'd in the Evening. Snowy day. 

Tuesday March 12th. 1771 Town Meeting at Somersworth. a Tempestuous 
day, a Moderator Chosen, Viz. Mr. Danl. Goodwin, ye Majority of 
of ye People 111 Dispos'd ye Meeting Adjourn'd till Monday March 
18 & on Monday March ye 18th. Held their Meeting. Select Men. 
Ensn. Ichabod Rollins, Ens. Saml. Roberts, & Mr. Jonathan Wentworth. 

Tuesday Evening March 12th. 1771. Mr. Ebenezer Roberts of Somersworth 
Married to Mrs. Rachel Philpot Daughter of Mr. Jno. Philpot of Somers- 
worth Deed. & Daughter of Mrs. Sarah Stevens. 2nd. Wife of Deacon 
Moses Stevens of Somersworth. 

[To be continued] 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Communicated by the Committee on English Research 

Clarke 

Contributed by Alfred Rudulph Justice of Ardmore, Pa. 

[Concluded from page 76] 

6. James Clerke or Clarke, of East Farleigh, co. Kent, Gent., 
the testator of 1614, son of George (5), born about 1540, died 
between 13 July and 1 Nov. 1614. He married, about 1565, 
Mary Saxby, daughter and heir of Sir Edward, Knight, and 
Elizabeth (Fisher) (Woodliff).* 

*Sir Edward Saxby or Saxilby, Knight, who died between 4 Jan. 1560/1 and 24 Aug. 1562, 
married (1), by licence dated 5 July 1547, Anna Borland, widow, by whom he had no issue; mar- 



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The arms of James Clerke, as given in the Visitations of 
Sussex, p. 210 (Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 53), 
were: Or, a bend engrailed azure, impaling Gules, a bend 
vaire between six escallops argent. 

Children : 

i. Walter. 

ii. Elizabeth, bapt. at Wrotham, co. Kent, 29 July 1567; bur. there 10 
Apr. 1568. 
7. iii. William. 

iv. Peter, m. Elizabeth Warren. 

v. Anna, m. Humphrey Browne of London. 

vi. Grace, living 13 July 1614, when she is mentioned in her father's 
will. She is not mentioned in the Visitation of Kent, 1619. 

vii. Edward, of East Farleigh and of Minster in Sheppy, co. Kent, m. at 
Hucking, co. Kent, by licence dated 24 Dec. 1616, Judith (Elmes- 
ton) Carden of Minster in Sheppy, dau. of Richard Elmeston of 

Renham [i.e., Rainham], co. Kent, and widow of Carden. 

Edward Clerke is mentioned in the Visitation of Kent, 1619, and 
also in his father's will,, of which he was probably the scribe. Child, 
* given in the Visitation of Kent: 1. Anna. 

viii. Barbara, m. Nicholas Crump, s. of William of Kent, whose arms 
are given in the Visitations of Sussex, p. 210, as Gules, a chevron 
between three quatrefoils or. Child: 1. John, "of Stonesinke in 
y« parish of Farley in Susex" [sic], m. (2) Joane, dau. of Sir Martin 
and Elizabeth (Smith) Calthorp of Hickling, co. Norfolk; four 
sons and four daughters, the eldest daughter being his child "by 
a former wife." (lb.) 

7. William Clerke, of East Farleigh, co. Kent, and St. Botolph, 

Aldgate, London, Gent., son of James (6), was buried at East 

Farleigh 12 June 1610. He married at St. Andrew's, Holborn, 

London, by licence dated 10 Feb. 1598/9, Mary Weston, 

spinster, baptized at Roxwell, co. Essex, 26 Apr. 1579, probably 

died before 13 July 1614, daughter of Sir Jerome, Knight, and 

Mary (Cave).* 

In a calendar of Feet of Fines for Essex is found the following 

record, dated Michaelmas, 6 James I [1608]: "Sir Edward 

Pynchon, knt. James Clerke, Esq., William Clerke and Tho. 

Clynton, als Fynes, Esq., and Mary his wife, a messuage and 

land in Little Warley als Est Warley als Warley Semelts and 

Childerdich."t 

Children, baptized at East Farleigh: 

i. Weston, of St. Alban's, Wood Street, London, merchant, bapt. 
24 Feb. 1599/1600; d., probably s.p., at St. Alban's, Wood Street, 
in 1626; m. at St. Michael's, Queenhithe, London, by licence 
dated 18 Mar. 1621/2, Dorcas Smith, of St. Alban's, Wood 
Street, spinster, who survived him, dau. of Matthew of King's 
Lynn, co. Norfolk, merchant, deceased. J He was the chief heir 

ried (2) Elizabeth (Fisher) Woodliff, who died between 19 Sept. 1562 and 2 Mar. 1563/4, daughter of 

Fisher of Longworth, co. York, Esq., and widow of William Woodliff, lord of the manor 

of Wormeley, co. Herts, and by her he had one daughter, Mary, who married James Clerke. He 
was admitted to the Inner Temple 30 Nov. 1537, and was a baron of the Exchequer. For the wills 
of Sir Edward Saxby and his wife, Elizabeth, vide supra, pp. 68—69. By her first husband, William 
Woodliff, Elizabeth had two daughters, Anne, who married William [sic, ? John] Purvey, and Ange- 
lett, who married Walter Tooke. (Cf. Visitations of Hertfordshire, pp. 161, 167, 99, in Publications 
of the Harleian Society, vol. 22.) 

•For the Weston family vide infra, p. 134, Addendum. 

\The East Anglian, New Series, vol. 10, p. 51. 

JMarriage Licences granted by the Bishop of London, vol. 2, p. 110 (Publications of the Harleian 
Society, vol. 26). 

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132 Genealogical Research in England [April 

of his grandfather, James Clerke of East Farleigh, who in his will 
directs him to pay £100 to each of his brothers. On 3 May 1626 
sentence was promulgated annulling the will of Weston Clarke, 
late of the parish of St. Alban's, Wood St., London, deceased, 
produced by William Clarke as executor, and confirming the grant 
of administration made in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury to 
Dorcas Clarke, relict of said deceased. (P.C.C., Hele, 76.) No 
trace of the will can be found. 

ii. William, bapt. 5 July 1601; probably d. s.p. prior to 1633. He was 
executor of the will of his brother Weston, which was annulled in 
1626. 

iii. James, of Aldgate Ward, London, grocer, the testator of 1647, bapt. 
31 Oct. 1602; d. between 6 Dec. 1647 and 10 Sept. 1649; m. 

(1) about 1630 Sarah Harvey; m. (2) Helen — , who was 

living 6 Dec. 1647. His name is attached to the pedigree of Clerk 
of "Allgate Ward" which is printed in the Visitation of London, 
vol. 1, page 172, and has been described above (page 73). Children, 
living 6 Dec. 1647, the first one certainly by first wife: 1. Mary, 
one year old in 1633. 2. James, 3. Anne. 

iv. Rev. Essex, bapt. 4 Dec. 1603; B.C.L. (University of Oxford, 
where he was of St. Edmund Hall), 17 Apr. 1630; canon of Chester { 
1634; rector of Pulford, co. Chester, 1648. (Cf. Foster's Alumni 
Oxonienses.) 

v. George, bapt. 2 Dec. 1604. 
8. vi. Jeremiah or Jeremy, bapt. 1 Dec. 1605. 

vii. Richard, bapt. 12 Apr. 1607; living 6 Dec. 1647, when his brother 
James in his will bequeathed to him, or, if he die, to his children, 
one-third of his (James's) estate. 

viii. John, bapt. 10 Apr. 1608. 

ix. Mary (a posthumous child), bapt. 16 Sept. 1610. 

8. Jeremiah or Jeremy Clarke, of Newport, R. I., son of William 
(7), baptized at East Farleigh, co. Kent, England, 1 Dec. 1605, 
died at Newport, and was buried there in Jan. 1651/2. The 
Friends' records contain the following entry. 

Jeremiah Clarke, one of the first English Planters of Rhode Island, 
he died at Newport in said Island and was buried in the tomb 
that stands by the street by the water side in Newport, upon 
the — day of the 11 mo., 1651. 

He married, perhaps secondly, in England, about 1637, 
Frances (Latham) Dungan, who was baptized at Kempston, 
co. Bedford, 15 Feb. 1609/10,* died in the first week in Sept. 
1677, in her 67th [sic] year, and was buried at Newport, her 
gravestone in the Newport cemetery bearing the following 
inscription : 

Here Lyeth ye Body of Mrs. Frances Vaughan, Alius Clarke, ye 
mother of ye only children of Capt'n Jeremiah Clarke. She 
died ye 1 week in Sept., 1677, in ye 67th year of her age. 

She was daughter of Lewis Latham, Gent., Sergeant Falconer to 
King Charles I, by his wife Elizabeth, and widow of William 
Dungan, Gent., perfumer, who was son of Thomas Dungan, 
Gent., of Lincoln's Inn, and nephew of Sir Walter Dungan, 
Bart., of Castletown, Kildrought, and Possecktown, co. Kildare, 
Ireland, ancestor of the earls of Limerick and of royal descent. 
Frances (Latham) (Dungan) Clarke married thirdly, on or 

•Blaydes's Genealogia BedfordienmB, p. 159. 



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before 18 Jan. 1656 [?1655/6],* Rev. William Vaughan, who 
died on or before 2 Sept. 1677, a letter of that date from 
Samuel Hubbard of Newport to his children at Westerly, R. I., 
stating that "Mr. Vahan is gone to his long home and his wife 
is like to follow him if not dead."f 

About the year 1637 Jeremiah Clarke, accompanied by his 
wife and her four children by her first husband, William 
Dungan,J and also probably by his wife's widowed sister, 
Ellen Sherringham, emigrated to New England, and in 1638 
was admitted an inhabitant of the island of Aquidneck. On 
28 Apr. 1639 he and eight others signed the well-known com- 
pact at Pocasset (later Portsmouth), R. I., preparatory to the 
settlement of Newport. On 25 Nov. 1639 he was chosen 
constable, and was reelected in the following spring, and 
on 29 Jan. 1639/40 he was selected to supply the treasurer's 
place "till his returne from the Dutch." On 10 Mar. 1639/40 
he had land recorded to the amount of 116 acres, and a few 
days later he and two others were chosen to lay out the re- 
mainder of the lands at Newport. On 16 Mar. 1640/1 
his name appears in the court roll of freemen. On 17 Mar. 
1641/2 he was elected lieutenant of the militia for Newport, 
and on 13 Mar. 1643/4 he was chosen captain for Newport, 
then the highest military rank attainable. On the same date 
he was elected treasurer of Newport, and held this office for three 
years, and in May 1647 he was elected general treasurer of the 
Colony, and served in this capacity until 22 May 1649. On 
16 May 1648 he was chosen an assistant, and in the same year, 
pending the clearance of President William Coddington of 
certain accusations, he was authorized to act, and did act, as 
President.§ 

Children: || 
i. Gov. Walter, of Newport, b. about 1638; d. 23 May 1714, in his 

*On this date Jeremiah Clarke's widow, then the wife of Rev. William Vaughan, entered into 
an agreement with her son Walter Clarke through his guardians John Cranston and James Barker, 
who are called his brothers-in-law (James Barker having married Walter Clarke's half sister, 
Barbara Dungan), by which Walter Clarke was to have the dwelling house where his mother lived, 
with the garden, orchard, and certain lands, which were his inheritance, but his mother was to have 
possession until 29 Sept., or until tobacco was cured. The house in which Capt. John Cranston 
lived was to be his, as appeared by deed. Mrs. Vaughan was to pay all debts, etc., and for that 
purpose had half of a house which she was to sell, and she also had certain lands, household goods, 
etc., for herself and for the children of Jeremiah Clarke other than Walter. (Cf. Austin, Genea- 
logical dictionary of Rhode Island, p. 44.) 

fRev. William Vaughan was one of the original members of the First Baptist Church of Newport, 
which was organized about the year 1644. He is said to have been ordained in 1648. He was 
admitted freeman in 1655, and in 1656 organized, with others, the Second Baptist Church of New- 
port, of which he was the first minister. On 4 Apr. 1676 the Rhode Island Assembly voted: "That 
in these troublesome times and straits in this Colony, this Assembly desiring to have the advice and 
concurrence of the most judicious inhabitants if it may be had for the good of the whole, do desire 
at their next sitting the company and counsel of" sixteen persons, among whom was William 
Vaughan. (Cf. Austin, op. cit., pp. 211-212.) 

JThe four children were Thomas Dungan, who afterwards married and settled in Pennsylvania, 
and was the first Baptist minister there, Barbara Dungan, who afterwards married James Barker of 
Rhode Island, and two other daughters. 

§See Records of the Colony of Rhode Island, vol. 1, pp. 87, 93. 98, 110, 121, 127, 148, 209, 210, 
211, 213; Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, p. 44; Morrison's The "Clarke" 
Families of Rhode Island, pp. 214-215. 

JFor more detailed information about the children of Jeremiah Clarke than is given in this 
article and for the names of his grandchildren see Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of.Rhode Island, 
pp. 44-45, and Morrison, The "Clarke" Families of Rhode Island, pp. 215 et seq. 



134 Genealogical Research in England [April 

77th year; bur. in the Clifton Burial Ground, Newport; m. (1) 
in 1660 Content Greenman, b. about 1636, d. 27 Mar. 1666, 
aged 30, dau. of John; m. (2) in Feb. 1666/7 Hannah Scott, b. 
about 1642, d. 24 July 1681, aged 39, dau. of Richard and Catha- 
rine (Marbury); m. (3) 6 Mar. 1682/3 Freeborn (Williams) 
Hart, b. in Oct. 1635, d. 10 Dec. 1709, aged 73 [sic], dau. of Roger 
and Mary Williams and widow of Thomas Hart; m. (4) at New- 
port, 31 Aug. 1711, Sarah (Prior) Gould, b. in Oct. 1664, d. in 
1714, dau. of Matthew and Mary Prior and widow of John Gould. 
He held various high offices in the Colony, and was Governor in 
1676-77, 1686, and 1695/6-1698. Three children by first wife 
and six children by second wife. 

ii. Mary, b. in 1641; d. 7 Apr. 1711; m. (1) in 1658 John Cranston, 
Governor of Rhode Island, 1678-1680, b. in 1626, d., while serving 
as Governor, 12 Mar. 1679/80, s. of Rev. James (chaplain to King 
Charles I); m. (2) John Stanton, widower, b. in Aug. 1645, d. 3 
Oct. 1713, s. of Robert and Avis of Newport. Ten children by 
first husband and one child by second husband. 

iii. Jeremiah, b. in 1643; d. 16 Jan. 1728/9; m. Ann Audley, who d. 
15 Dec. 1732, probably dau. of John and Margaret of Boston, 
Mass. Nine children. 

iv. Latham, b. in 1645; d. 1 Aug. 1719; m. (1) Hannah Wilbur, dau. 
of Samuel and Hannah (Porter); m. (2) 20 Sept. 1698 Anne 
(Collins) Newberry, b. about 1651, d. 19 Feb. 1731/2, aged 
80 years, 6 months, widow of Walter Newberry. Nine children 
by first wife. 

v. Weston, b. 5 Apr. (or 2 July) 1648; d. in 1728; m. (1) at the Rhode 
Island Monthly Meeling of Friends, 25 Dec. 1668, Mary Easton, 
b. 25 Sept. 1648, d. at Newport 16 Nov. 1690. dau. of Peter and 
Ann (Coggeshall) ; m. (2) at the Rhode Island Monthly Meeting 
of Friends, 21 Nov. 1691, Rebecca (Thurston) Easton, b. in 
Apr. 1662, d. 16 Sept. 1737, dau. of Edward and Elizabeth (Mott) 
Thurston and widow of Peter Easton, Jr. Weston Clarke held 
several high offices in the Colony, serving in various years as 
attorney general, general treasurer, and general recorder. Eight 
children by first wife and four children by second wife. 

vi. Rev. James, of Newport, b. in 1649, d. at Newport 1 Dec. 1736; m. 
Hopestill Power, b. in 1650, d. 27 Feb. 1718, dau. of Nicholas 
and Jane of Providence, R. I. In 1701 he was ordained pastor of 
the Second Baptist Church of Newport, and held this office until 
his death. He and his wife are buried in the Newport cemetery. 
Four or more children. 

vii. Sarah, b. in 1651; d. about 1706; m. (1) John Pinner, who d., 
probably s.p., in 1674; m. (2) Caleb Carr, widower,* Governor 
of Rhode Island in 1695, b. in 1624, d., while serving as Governor, 
17 Dec. 1695. Four children by second husband. 

Addendum: The Weston Family 

Through his mother, Mary Weston, Jeremiah Clarke of Rhode 
Island was related to the Weston family, an Essex family of great 
prominence in the reigns of the later. Tudors and early Stuarts. 
Richard Weston, uncle of Jeremiah Clarke, was lord high treasurer 
of England, and was created by King Charles I Earl of Portland. 
He and several other members of the family were Roman Catholics, 
either secretly or openly, and in the Civil War most of them were 
stanch Royalists. Much information about the family may- fbe 
found in English books, especially in Morant's "History and Anti- 
quities of the County of Essex," Waters's "Genealogical Memoirs 
of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley," "The Visitations of 

*His first wife, Mercy , was born in 1631 and died 21 Sept. 1675. 



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Essex" (Publications of the Harleian Society, vols. 13 and 14), and 
the "Dictionary of National Biography," and it is chiefly from these 
authorities that the following Weston pedigree has been compiled f 
for the purpose of . presenting to the readers of the Register an 
account of some of the noteworthy English connections of the 
Rhode Island settler. 

According to Morant (op. cit., vol. 2, pp. 70-71, 171, reprint of 
1816) the family to which Mary Weston and her brother, the Earl 
of Portland, belonged was descended from Michael de Weston, 
who settled in Essex about 14 Edward I [1286]. The claim that he 
sprang from an ancient .family of Westons in Staffordshire must be 
rejected. Humfrey de Weston, one of Michael's sons, established 
himself at Prested Hall, in Feering, co. Essex, w r here he was living 
in 1360 and where his descendants flourished until the beginning of 
the seventeenth century. In the early years of the sixteenth cen- 
tury Prested Hall was held by William Weston (1), with whom 
the following pedigree begins. 

1. William Weston, of Prested Hall, Feering, co. Essex, and 
of London, mercer, died between 20 June 1514, the date of his will, 
and 6 Feb. 1514/15, when his will was proved. He married Margaret 
, who was living 20 June 1514, but from his will it is appar- 
ently to be inferred that she was not his first wife. 

In his will he directs that if he dies in the parish of All Hallows, 

Honey Lane, London, he is to be buried in the churchyard " between 

my father's seller window and the bordyd dore of my parlor, as 

nigh unto the Church wall as may be." He bequeaths to the 

"Masyndewe" [Maison Dieu] at Dover, on condition that the Master 

and Brethren pray for the souls of Sir Harry Overe, John Chapman, 

Robert Basey, and Agnes Sislington. He bequeaths to his cousin 

Joan with his sister at Keldon [Kelvedon, co. Essex] 6s. 8d., and to 

his sister 10s. One third part of his estate is to be divided between 

his five children, viz., to Master Weston in the New College at 

Oxford £5, to Richard Weston £10, to Thomas and John Weston 

£20 each, and the residue to Mary Weston on her marriage. One 

other third part of his estate is given to Margaret, his wife, and 

also his manor of Prested Hall in Essex in the parishes of Feering 

and Messing, for her life, with remainder to his children. Executors: 

his said wife Margaret, Master William Weston, her eldest son, and 

Thomas Weston, her son. (P. C. C, Fettiplace, 31.) 

Child, probably by first wife: 

i. Richard, of Prested Hall and Colchester, co. Essex, mentioned in 
his father's will, and said by Morant (op. cit.) to be the eldest 
son; d. in 1541; m. Elizabeth . Child: 1. John.* 

Children by second wife, living 20 June 1514: 
ii. William. 

•Robert Weston, of Prested Hall, Esq., son and heir of this John, died G June 1601. He 

married Dorothy , who survived him and married (2) Thomas Fuller, Gent. Robert 

Weston left two daughters, coheirs, Anne, aged 9 years and 3 months, and Mary, aged 3 years 
and 10 months. Mary probably died young. Her sister Anne married Dean Tindall of Great 
Maplestead, co. Essex, Esq., and the estate of Prested Hall was brought by this marriage into the 
Tindall family, and thence passed by sale into other hands. (Morant, op. cit., vol. 2, p. 171.) 



136 Genealogical Research in England [April 

iii. Thomas. 

2. iv. John. 

v. Mary, unm. 20 June 1514.* 

2. John Weston (William), fourth son of his father, was prob- 

ably the father of 

3. i. Richard, b. in 1510. 

ii. A daughter, m. John Slade of Coventry, co. Warwick. Children: 
1. Mary, unm. in 1572, when she is mentioned in her uncle Richard's 
will. 2. Joan, living in 1572, when she is mentioned in her uncle 
Richard's will; m. (marriage settlement dated 1 Apr., 12 Elizabeth 
.[1570]) John Milborne of Marks Hall in Dunmow, co. Essex, 
Gent., whose inquisition post mortem was taken in 1594; had 
issue. 

3. Richard Weston (? John, William), of Writtle and Roxwell, 

co. Essex, the testator of 1572, is said by Morant (op. ciL) to 
have been a son of John Weston (2), and Morant 's statement 
is probably correct.f He was born in 1510, and died 6 July 
1572. He married first, about 1549, Wiburga (Catesby) 
Jenour, who died in 1553, daughter of Anthony Catesby of 
Whiston, co. Northampton, Esq., by his wife Wiburga (Pigott), 
and widow of Richard Jenour of Great Dunmow, co. Essex, 
Esq. ;t secondly , before 1558, Margaret Burnaby, whose burial 
on 10 Apr. 1565 is recorded at Roxwell, but who, according to 
her husband's will, was buried in the parish church of Writtle, 
daughter of Eustace of Watford, co. Northampton, Esq.; 
and thirdly, at Chicheley, co. Bucks, 7 July 1566, Elizabeth 
(Lovett) (Cave) Newdigate, who was buried at Chicheley 
21 Aug. 1577, daughter of Thomas Lovell of Astwell, co. 
Northampton, Gent., by his wife Anne (Danvers), and widow 
of Anthony Cave of Chicheley, Esq. (who died 9 Sept. 1558), 
and of John Newdigate of Harefield, co. Middlesex, Esq., 
M. P. (who died in 1565). 

Richard Weston was educated for the profession of law, 
and was called to the bar at the Middle Temple, London, 
where he was reader in the autumn of 1554. He became emi- 
nent in his profession, and with the proceeds of his lucra- 
tive practice purchased in 1554 the manor of Skreens in 
Roxwell, which became the family seat. On 10 Oct. 1555 he 
was returned to Parliament for Maldon, co. Essex, on 20 
Nov. 1557 he was appointed solicitor general, on 13 Feb. 
1558/9 he was made Queen's sergeant, and on 16 Oct. 1559 

•Morant (op. cit.) inserts before Mary a daughter Margaret. 

tThe arms of Richard Weston were: Ermine, on a chief azure five bezants, with a martlet 
for difference. These arms are found on the tomb of his daughter, Lady Tichborne, in Winchester 
Cathedral, and were allowed to his grandson, Sir Richard Weston, afterwards Earl of Portland, 
in the Visitation of Essex in 1612. The mark of cadency in these arms proves that Richard Weston 
or his father was a fourth son. (Waters's The Chesters of Chicheley, vol. 1, p. 95.) 

JCf. Jenour and Weston pedigrees in Visitation of Essex, 1612 (Publications of the Harleian 
Society, vol. 13, pp. 222, 319), and Catesby pedigree in Metcalfe's Visitations of Northampton- 
shire, p. 174. According to the Dictionary of National Biography Wiburga, first wife of Richard 
Weston, was "daughter of Thomas Catesby of Seaton, Northamptonshire" [sic]. According to the 
Visitation of Rutland, p. 33 (Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 3), she was daughter of 
Michael Catesby of Seaton in co. Rutlarfd, and similar statements may be found in Waters's The 
Chesters of Chioheley, pp. 96, 108, and in Morant (op. cit.), except that Morant places Seaton 
in Northamptonshire. The Jenour pedigree in the Visitation of Essex, 1612, gives to Richard 
and Wiburga (Catesby) Jenour five sons and two daughters. 



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he was appointed justice of the Court of Common Pleas, 

holding this office until his death. He died possessed of a 

large estate, which included, besides the manor of Skreens, 

the manor of Netteswell, lands in Netteswell, Great and Little 

Parndon, Harlow, and Latton in Essex, the manor of St. 

Lawrence Hall, lands in East and West Tilbury, co. Essex, 

and other manors and lands. On 21 July 1558 Queen Mary 

granted to him and to his wife Margaret the manor of Garnett 

and Marks and the manor of Long Barnes, including Fraies 

in Beauchamp-Roding, Essex, with appurtenances. 

Children by first wife : 

4. i. Jerome, son and heir, b. probably in 1550. 

ii. Amphillis, m. Sir Benjamin Tichborne, of Tichborne, co. Hants, 
Bart. They had issue. 

Children by second wife: 

iii. Nicholas, under twenty-one on 4 July 1572. 

iv. Winifred, under eighteen on 4 July 1572; d. unm.; bur. at Roxwell 

3 Mar. 1590/1. 
v. Margaret, bapt. at Roxwell 3 May 1564; m. (1) John Loved at, 

Esq.; m. (2) Andrew Glascock of Eltham Park, Kent, Esq. 

4. Sir Jerome Weston (Richard, ? John, William), of Skreens in 
Roxwell, co. Essex, Knight, the testator of 1603, born prob- 
ably in 1550 (he was twenty-two years old at his father's 
death), died 31 Dec. 1603, and was buried at Roxwell 17 
Jan. 1603/4. He married first, at Chicheley, co. Bucks, 
25 Nov. 1572, Mary Cave,* born 1 Nov. 1556, buried at 
Roxwell 6 Oct. 1593, youngest daughter and coheir of Anthony 
of Chicheley, co. Bucks, Esq., by his wife Elizabeth (Lovett), 
who became the third wife of Richard Weston (3) and there- 
fore stepmother of Sir Jerome Weston; and secondly Mar- 
gery (Pert) Thwaites, daughter of George Pert of Mount- 
nessing, co. Essex, and of London, Esq., by his wife Alice, 
and widow of William Thwaites of the manor of Newland 
Hall, co. Essex, an alderman of London. Sir Jerome Weston's 
second wife is not mentioned in his will, and therefore prob- 
ably died before 28 Dec. 1603, when the will was made. 

Sir Jerome Weston was high sheriff of Essex in 1599, and 
was knighted by King James I at the Charterhouse 11 May 
1603. At his death he held, besides other estates formerly 
held by his father, the manor of Neyland, co. Suffolk, and 
the manor of Berwick Hall in White Colne, co. Essex. 

His Christian name is spelled in various ways, such as 
"Gerrom," "Hierome," "Jeromye," etc. Two of his daughters 
had sons named Jeremy, viz., Ann Williams and Mary Clarke, 
and his daughter Elizabeth Cotton had a son named Jerome; 
and all three of these children were probably named for their 
grandfather, Sir Jerome Weston. 

•Anne Cave, second daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth (Lovett), married Griffith Hampden 
of Great Hampden, co. Bucks, Esq. Their son and heir, William Hampden, married Elizabeth 
Cromwell, daughter of Sir Henry Cromwell, Knight, and aunt of Oliver Cromwell, the Protector. 
William and Elizabeth (Cromwell) Hampden were the parents of the statesman and patriot, 
John Hampden. John Hampden and Jeremiah Clarke of Rhode Island were, therefore, second 
cousins. (Cf. Waters's The Chesters of Chicheley, vol. 1, pp. 89-92.) 



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Children by first wife : 

. i. Anne, b. about 1574; living 2 May 1629; m. at Roxwell, 6 Dec. 1590, 
John Williams of Brentwood, co. Essex, Esq. John Williams 
was a barrister of the Middle Temple, but was expelled in 
1612, charged with being a popish recusant. In 1619 he was 
arrested on suspicion of being a Catholic priest. On being 
searched a pamphlet entitled "Balaam's Ass," with annotations, 
was found in his possession; and he admitted that he was the 
author of it. He was arraigned for high treason, having pre- 
dicted in his pamphlet that the King would die in the year 1621, 
was convicted 3 May 1619, and on the Monday following was 
hanged, drawn, and quartered over against the Mews at Charing 
Cross. He and his wife Anne had several children, one of whom, 
Robert, was bapt. at Roxwell 12 Mar. 1599/1600, and another, 
Jeremy, was mentioned in the will of Sir Edward Pinchon, hus- 
band of his aunt Dorothy (4, vii), declared 5 Mar. 1626/7. 
ii. Sir Richard, first Earl of Portland, heir of his father, b. at his 
grandmother's- house in Chicheley, co. Bucks ; bapt. at Chicheley 
1 Mar. 1576/7; d. at Wallingford House, Westminster, 13 Mar. 
1634/5; m. (1) Elizabeth Pinchon, who was bur. at Roxwell 
12 Feb. 1602/3, dau. of William of Writtle, co. Essex, Esq., 
by his wife Rose (Readinge), and sister of Sir William Pinchon, 
Knight, who m. Sir Richard's sister, Dorothy Weston (4, vii); 
m. (2) before Mar. 1605 Frances Waldegrave, who d. in 1645 
(her will, dated 24 Feb. 1643/4 and proved 6 Apr. 1645, being 
recorded in P. C. C, Rivers, 64), dau. and coheir of Nicholas of 
Borley, co. Essex, Esq., by his wife Catherine (Browne). Sir 
Richard Weston was educated for the legal profession at the 
Middle Temple, was returned to Parliament 28 Sept. 1601 for 
his grandfather's old constituency, Maldon, co. Essex, was 
knighted by King James I at Whitehall on 23 July 1603, was 
returned to Parliament for Midhurst, co. Surrey, at a by-election, 
29 Mar. 1604 (not having been returned for Maldon at the gen- 
eral election in Feb. 1603/4), held various offices under the Crown 
and received from the King from time to time large sums of 
money, was knight of the shire for Essex in the Short Parlia- 
ment of Apr.-June 1614, was sent abroad on an important dip- 
lomatic mission in 1620, was appointed chancellor and under- 
treasurer of the Exchequer 29 Jan. 1620/1, was made a member 
of the Privy Council about the same time, entered Parliament 
again as member for Arundel, co. Sussex, 22 Nov. 1621, was sent 
to the Continent again in the diplomatic service the following 
year, was returned to succeeding Parliaments for various boroughs, 
was raised to the peerage as Baron Weston of Neyland on 13 
Apr. 1628, and on 23 July 1628 was appointed lord high treas- 
urer. He had great influence with King Charles I, especially in 
financial matters and in foreign relations, on 9 Apr. 1630 he 
was made a knight of the Garter, and on 17 Feb. 1632/3 the 
King created him Earl of Portland. At heart he had long been 
a Roman Catholic, having doubtless been influenced by the 
fact that his wife and some of his sisters were zealous adherents 
of the Church of Rome. On the Sunday before his death King 
Charles visited him, and the Earl acknowledged that he was a 
Catholic and begged His Majesty to take back the treasurer's 
staff, which he considered himself disqualified to retain on account 
of his religion and his illness. The King assured him of his con- 
tinued favor. "Only get better," he said, "and the Catholic 
religion shall not prevent your retaining the staff." On the 
Friday following, however, 13 Mar. 1634/5, he died, having 
received the last sacraments from the hands of a Catholic priest. 
He was buried in Winchester Cathedral 24 Mar. 1634/5. His 
will, which is not to be found in the Prerogative Court of Canter- 
bury, is described in the Strafford Papers, vol. 1, pp. 388-389 



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It was made on the Monday before his death, 9 Mar. 1634/5. 
His estate in land was rated at £6000 per annum, subject to 
debts and legacies. of nearly £30,000. He left his family seat, 
Skreens in Roxwell, to his second son, Thomas, and gave to his 
two younger sons annuities of £300 per annum, to his wife £1500 
jointure and his house at Roehampton, to his unmarried daughter, 
Lady Mary Weston, £4000, and to his daughter White £1000. 
His eldest son was his sole executor and principal heir.* Chil- 
dren by 'first wife: 1. Richard, d. on or before 1 May 1634; insane. 
2.- Elizabeth, bur. at St. Giles in the Fields, London, 16 Sept. 
1654; m. in 1623 Sir John Netterville, second Viscount Netter- 
ville, a Catholic peer and a Royalist, who was bur. at St. Giles 
in the Fields, London, 3 Sept. 1659, s. of Nicholas, first Viscount 
Netterville, of Dowth, co. Meath, Ire., by his wife Eleanor, 
dau. of Sir John Bathe of Drumcouragh and Athcarne, co. Meath ; 
several children. 3. Mary, bapt. at Roxwell 3 Jan. 1602/3; 
m. in 1629 Walter, second Baron Aston of Forfar, b. 6 Apr. 1609, 
d. at Tixall, co. Stafford, 23 Apr. 1678, bur. at St. Mary's, Staf- 
ford, s. of Walter, Baron Aston of Forfar, by his wife Gertrude 
(Sadlier); had issue. Children by second wife: 4. Sir Jerome, 
second Earl of Portland, a Royalist but not a Roman Catholic, 
b. 16 Dec. 1605; d. at Ashley House, Walton on Thames, 17 
Mar. 1662/3; m. in his father's chapel at Roehampton, in Putney, 
co. Surrey, Archbishop Laud officiating, 25 June 1632, Lady 
Frances Stuart, b. 19 Mar. 1617, bur. in Westminster Abbey 24 
Mar. 1693/4, youngest dau. of Esme, third Duke of Lennox, 
by his wife Katherine (Clifton), and a relative of the King; one 
son and four daughters; the daughters became nuns, and the 
son, Charles, bapt. at St. Margaret's, Westminster, 19 May 
1639, succeeded his father as third Earl of Portland and d. unm., 
being killed in the naval battle with the Dutch off the Texel, 
3 June 1665, the earldom devolving upon his uncle, Thomas Wes- 
ton, f 5. Catherine, bapt. at Roxwell 8 June 1607; d. in Rome 
22 Oct. 1645; m. Richard White of Hutton, co. Essex, Esq., 
widower (his first wife having been Anne Gray), who also d. 
in Rome, s. of Richard, Esq., by his wife Mary (Plowden); had 
issue. 6. Thomas, fourth Earl of Portland, a Roman Catholic, 
bapt. at Roxwell 9 Oct. 1609; d. s.p. at Louvain in 1688; m. 
in 1667 Anne (Boteler) Blount, who d. in 1669, dau. and coheir 
of John, Lord Boteler, and widow of Mountjoy Blount, Earl 
of Newport; succeeded his nephew, Charles Weston, third Earl 
of Portland, in 1665, being the last of the Weston family to hold 
this earldom, which in 1689 was conferred by King William III 
on William Bentinck.J 7. Nicholas, bapt. at Roxwell 10 May 
1611; d. in 1656; m. Margaret ; he was M.P. for Ports- 
mouth in the Long Parliament, voted, with his brother Benjamin, 
against the attainder of the Earl of Strafford, 21 Apr. 1641, and 
'was expelled from the House of Commons 16 Aug. 1642 for his 
part in surrendering Portsmouth to the King; two daughters, 
Margaret and Dorothy. 8. Frances, bapt. at Roxwell 29 Mar. 
1612; m. about 1629 Philip Draycote of Paynesley, co. Stafford, 
Esq., who d. 7 Mar. 1659, s. of John, Esq., by his wife Anne 
(Fowler); their son Richard was b. 5 Nov. 1630. 9. Benjamin, 
bapt. at Roxwell 4 Aug. 1614; living in 1676; d. before his brother 
Thomas; m. Elizabeth (Sheldon) Villiers, who was bur. at Walton 
» on Thames 18 Apr. 1662, dau. of Thomas Sheldon of Howby, 
co. Leicester, Esq., and widow of Christopher Villiers, Earl of 
Anglesey, who d. 3 Apr. 1630 and was brother of George Villiers, 

*The career of Richard Weston, first Earl of Portland, is given in the Dictionary of National 
Biography and in Waters's The Chesters of Chioheley, vol. 1, pp. 97-99. 

fFor the careers of Jerome, second Earl of Portland, and Charles, third Earl of Portland, see 
Dictionary of National Biography and Waters's The Chesters of Chicheley, vol. 1, pp. 102-105. 

JThomas Weston was the owner of the estate of Skreens in Roxwell, which had come to him 
from his father, but he sold it in 1635 for £8000. 



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Duke of Buckingham; he was M.P. for Dover in the Long Parlia- 
ment; two daughters, Anne, who d. in infancy, and Elizabeth, 
who m. Sir Charles Shelley of Michelgrove, co. Sussex, Bart., 
and d. in 1695. 10. Anne, d. in Venice 10 Mar. 1634/5; m., 
being the first of his four wives, Basil Feilding, second Earl of 
Denbigh, b. about 1608, d. s.p. 28 Nov. 1675, s. of William, first 
Earl of Denbigh, by his wife Susan (Villiers), sister of George 
yilliers, Duke of Buckingham. 11. Mary, bapt. 11 Mar. 1616; 
living at the English Augustinian convent of St. Monica at 
Louvain in 1658; d. unm. 

iii. William, b. about 1578; living 28 Dec. 1603, when he is mentioned 
in his father's will. 

iv. Mary, bapt. at Roxwell 26 Apr. 1579; m. at St. Andrew's, Hol- 
born, London, by licence dated 10 Feb. 1598/9, William Clerke 
of St. Botolph, Aldgate, London, Gent., who was bur. at East 
Farleigh, co. Kent, 12 June 1610, s. of James of East Farleigh, 
Gent., by his wife Mary (Saxby). Nine children. (Vide supra, 
p. 131.) 

v. John, bapt. at Roxwell 27 Sept. 1581; bur. there 27 May 1583. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. about 1582; m. about 1598 Nicholas Cotton of 
Romford and Hornchurch, co. Essex, Esq. Children: 1. Richard, 

bapt. at Roxwell 30 Sept. 1599; m. (1) ; m. (2), by licence 

dated 20 Aug. 1634, Susan Quarles of Romford, co. Essex, spin- 
ster, aged 28 years, dau. of Sir Robert Quarles of Romford, 
Knight, and niece of Francis Quarles, the poet. 2. Jerome, bapt. 
at Roxwell 11 Mar. 1607/8; living in 1634, being a pewterer, of 
St. Gabriel, Fenchurch, London, at the time of his brother 
Richard's second marriage. 

vii. Dorothy, b. about 1584; m. Sir Edward Pinchon of Writtle, 
co. Essex, Knight, b. in 1581, d. 6 May 1625 [sic], s. of William, 
Esq., by his wife Rose (Readinge), William Pinchon and Rose 
Readinge having been married 19 Oct. 1575. In his nuncupative 
will, declared 5 Mar. 1626 [1626/7] and proved 8 May 1627, 
Sir Edward Pinchon, among other bequests, leaves £2000 to his 
daughters, who are not named, to Lady Weston a ring or piece 
of plate of the value of £5, to Jeremy Williams £10, and to William 
Pinchon of Springfield a piece of plate of the value of £10. He 
appointed his son, John Pinchon, to be executor.* He had been 
knighted by King James I at Hartwell House 30 June 1603. 
Children: 1. John, of Writtle, Esq., d. 30 July 1654; m. Ann 

, who d. 10 May 1675; had issue. 2. Mary, m. Walter 

Overbury, Esq. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Anne. 

viii. Jerome, bapt. at Roxwell 12 Dec. 1585; bur. there 2 Jan. 1585/6. 

ix. Winifred, bapt. at Roxwell 3 Mar. 1589/90; m. at Roxwell, 27 
Aug. 1607, Richard Gardiner of Leatherhead, co. Surrey, s. 
of Richard, Esq., by his wife Anne (Dethick). 

x. Margaret, bapt. at Roxwell 5 Aug. 1593; m. Edward Leven- 
thorpe of co. Herts, Esq. 

Freestone-Raithbeck-Thew 

Contributed by G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr., A.M., LL.B., of Newport, R.I. 

[Concluded from vol. 72, page 631 

In the Register of January 1918 abstracts of sundry English wills 
and also various entries found in the parish registers of Horncastle, 

•For abstract of Sir Edward Pinchon's will Bee Register, vol. 48, p. 252, or Waters'e Gene- 
alogical Gleanings in England, vol. 2, p. 856. William Pinchon of Springfield, co. Essex, who was 
mentioned in Sir Edward Pinchon's will, was a son' of John and Frances (Brett) Pinchon and first 
cousin of Sir Edward Pinchon. He is well known as the founder of Springfield, Mass. Abstracts 
of many wills of members of the Pinchon or Pynchon families and those connected with them, 
together with a Pinchon pedigree, may be found in Register, vol. 48, pp. 241-263, or in Waters's 
Genealogical Gleanings in England, vol. 2, pp. 845-867. 



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co. Lincoln, were printed, which confirmed and supplemented what 
had previously been published about the English ancestry and con- 
nections of the three Freestone sisters, Frances, Ann, and Elizabeth, 
who emigrated to Boston, Mass., in the first decade of its existence 
as an English settlement. From those records, from the pedigrees 
of Freeston, Hutchinson, and Rathbecke published in ' 'Lincolnshire 
Pedigrees" (Publications of the Harleian Society, vols. 50-52), and 
from other authorities referred to below, the two following pedigrees 
have been compiled. 

Freestone 

1. Richard Freston, of Ashby Puerorum, co. Lincoln, the testa- 
tor of 1533/4 (vide Register, vol. 72, page 51), died between 16 Feb. 

1533/4 and 4 May 1534. He married Agnes [? Beke], who, 

with John Beke, "my brother," and Elizabeth Beke, was mentioned 
in his will, dated 16 Feb. 1533/4. His children, not named in his 
will but under fourteen years of age when the will was made, probably 
were: 

2. i. Richard. 

ii. Magdalene, m. before 16 Jan. 1570/1, when she is named in the 
will of her brother Richard, Jonsonne. 

iii. Agnes, m. before 16 Jan. 1570/1, when she is named in the will of 
her brother Richard, Rye. 

iv. Jennett, m. before 16 Jan. 1570/1, when she is named in the will 
of her brother Richard, Wrighte. 

v. Thomas, named in the will of his brother Richard, 16 Jan. 1570/1, 
according to which he was to occupy "my farm called Darbie 
House . . . , paying but 13s. 4d. rent yearly and doing all 
manner of reparations." 

2. Richard Frestonne (? Richard), of Brinkhill, co. Lincoln, 

yeoman, the testator of 1570/1 (vide Register, vol. 72, page 
54), died between 16 Jan. 1570/1 and 15 May 1571. He 

married first ; and secondly Anne Thew, who was 

living 15 May 1571, probably daughter of Simon of Salmonby, 
co. Lincoln,* who was a son of John The we of Salmonby, 
yeoman, the testator of 1537 (vide Register, vol. 72, page 58). 

In his will, dated 16 Jan. 1570/1, he left money for the repair 
of the parish churches at Ashby Puerorum and Somersby, 
and among the many beneficiaries names Henry Frestonne. 
He appointed his wife Anne and his son George executors, and 
Thomas Frestonne was one of the witnesses. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Anne, living 16 Jan. 1570/1; m. Richard Dixon of Alford, co. 
Lincoln, who was also living at that time. Children, all named in 
their grandfather's will, 16 Jan. 1570/1, and all then under age: 
1. Helene. 2. Margaret. 3. Dorcas. 4. Anne. 

3. ii. George, under 21 at the date of his father's will, 16 Jan. 1570/1. 

4. iii. Robert, under 15 at the date of his father's will, 16 Jan. 1570/1. 

3. George Frestonne (Richard, ? Richard), of Alford, co. Lincoln, 

under twenty-one at the date of his father's will, 16 Jan. 1570/1, 
was buried at Alford 22 Nov. 1588. He married in the parish 
of St. Peter at Gowts, in the city of Lincoln, 13 Sept. 1578, 

*Cf. Lincolnshire Pedigrees, vol. 1, p. 374 (Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 50). 



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Mary Hutchinson, daughter of John of Lincoln.* She 

married secondly Cuthbert, and was living 10 July 

1611, when she and her sons, Richard Frees ton and Nathaniel 

Cuthbert, were mentioned in the will of Margery Neale, of 

Horncastle, co. Lincoln, widow, who calls Mary Cuthbert her 

"cousin." 

Children, baptized afAlford: 

5. i. Richard, bapt. 19 Dec. 1579. 

ii. Robert, bapt. 18 Mar. 1581/2; bur. at Alford 21 Mar. 1583/4. 

iii. John, bapt. 7 Apr. 1584; bur. at Alford 14 Feb. 1585/6. 

iv. Margery, bapt. 11 Sept. 1586. 

4. Robert Frestonne (Richard, ? Richard), of Brinkhill and 

Horncastle, co. Lincoln, was under fifteen at the date of his 
father's will, 16 Jan. 1570/1. He married Frances Raithe- 
becke, who was buried at Horncastle 17 May 1598, daughter 
of Robert of Horncastle. (Vide infra, Raithbeck pedigree, 
4, v.) 

Children, baptized at Horncastle: 

i. Robert, of Thimbleby, co. Lincoln, M.D. (1634), bapt. 31 Mar. 

1586; d. between 24 Sept. 1638, the date of his will, and 12 Nov. 

1638, when his will was proved ;f m. Mart Spicer, who was living 

at Thimbleby, a widow, in Oct. 1640,{ dau. of Thomas of Marston, 

co. Bedford. Children: 1. Frances, aged 16 years in 1634. 

2. Robert, aged 11 years in 1634. 3. Thomas, aged 8 years in 1634; 

bur. at Horncastle 24 Dec. 1685; m. Grace , who was bur. 

at Horncastle 15 Sept. 1677; six children. § 4. Matthew, aged 6 

years in 1634. 
ii. Margery, bapt. 18 June 1587; bur. at Horncastle 23 June 1626; 

m. her first cousin, Richard Freeston (5), q. v., s. of George and 

Mary (Hutchinson). 
iii. Anne, bapt. 22 Feb. 1589/90; m. John Broxholme of Nether 

Toynton, co. Lincoln. 
iv. Troth, bapt. 9 Sept. 1592; bur. at Horncastle 17 Apr. 1596. 
v. Faith, bapt. 2 Sept. 1594; bur. at Horncastle 14 Apr. 1596. 
vi. Mary, bapt. 23 Jan. 1596/7. 
vii. Troth, bapt. 5 Mar. 1597/8; bur. at Horncastle 26 Dec. 1598. 

5. Richard Freeston (George, Richard, ? Richard), of Horncastle, 

co. Lincoln, woolen draper, baptized at Alford, co. Lincoln, 
19 Dec. 1579, was buried at Horncastle 4 Jan. 1627/8. He 
married his first cousin, Margery Frestonne (4, ii), baptized 
at Horncastle 18 June 1587, buried at Horncastle 23 June 
1626, daughter of Robert and Frances (Raithebecke) of Horn- 
castle. Evidence of the marriage of Richard Freeston is found 
in the letter of attorney given by his daughter, Elizabeth 
Freestone (Lechford's Note-Book, pp. 327-328), for which 
see Register, vol. 72, p. 51. 
Children, baptized at Horncastle: 

i. George, bapt. 24 Aug. 1606. 

ii. Frances, bapt. 3 Apr. 1608; bur. at Horncastle 12 Sept. 1608. 

iii. Susanna, bapt. 19 Mar. 1608/9. 

*Cf. Register, vol. 20. p. 358, and Lincolnshire Pedigrees, loc. cit. 
fin his will he directed that he should be buried in Horncastle church. 

^Letter of attorney in Lechford's Note-Book, pp. 327-328, reproduced in Register, vol. 72, 
p. 51. 

§ For these children see Lincolnshire Pedigrees, vol. 1, p. 375. 



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iv. Frances, bapt. 13 Oct. 1610; emigrated to New England, where 
she was admitted to the church in Boston 28 Dec. 1634; d. in 
Boston 17 Feb. 1645/6; m. Valentine Hill of Boston, who d. in 
1662.* Children: 1. Hannah, bapt. 17 Mar. 1638/9; m. 24 Jan. 
1659/60 Antipas Boyce. 2. John, b. 1 Sept. 1640; d. young. 
3. Elizabeth, b. 12 Dec 1641; d. 9 Apr. 1643. 4. Joseph (twin), 
b. 19 June 1644; d. young. 5. Benjamin (twin), b. 19 June 1644; 
d. young. 

v. Robert, bapt. 27 Oct. 1612. 

vi. Mary, bapt. 25 Apr. 1614; d. before 26 Oct. 1640. 

vii. Ann, bapt. 12 Nov. 1615; emigrated to New England, where she was 
admitted to the church in Boston 9 Nov. 1634. 

viii. Gamaliel, bapt. 28 Sept. 1617; m. Susan . Child: 1. 

Susanna, bapt. at Grimsby, co. Lincoln, 27 Jan. 1641/2. 

ix. Elizabeth, bapt. 17 Oct. 1619; emigrated to New England, where 
she gave the letter of attorney which has been preserved in Lech- 
ford's Note-Book and is reproduced in Register, vol. 72, p. 51; 
m. about 1642 Robert Turner of Boston, who came in the 
Blessing from London in 1635, aged 24, and d. between 14 Aug. 
1651, the date of his will, and 3 Dec. 1651, when his will was proved. 
Five children. f 

Raithbeck 

1. Rathbecke, probably of Horncastle, co. Lincoln, was 

the father of 

2. i. Thomas, b. about 1520. 

3. ii. William, mentioned in his brother Thomas's will. 

2. Thomas Rathebecke, son of No. 1, of Horncastle, co. Lincoln, 
yeoman, the testator of 26 Oct. 1575, born about 1520, was 

buried at Horncastle 31 Oct. 1575.. He married first ; 

and secondly, at Horncastle, 13 June 1575, Dorothy ( ) 

(Hutchinson) Hunter, who survived him, and in her will, 
dated 31 Jan. 1591/2 and proved 5 Apr. 1592 (vide Register, 
vol. 72, page 57), supplies much important information on the 
connections between the Hutchinson, Freestone, and Neale 
families. She had married first William Hutchinson, citizen 
and alderman of the city of Lincoln, whose will, dated 4 Jan. 
1556/7, was proved 6 Mar. 1556/7 (vide Register, vol. 51, 
page 118, or Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England, vol. 
2, p. 1260), and by him she had six children ;{ secondly, at 
Horncastle, 17 Aug. 1562, Robert Hunter of Horncastle; and 
thirdly Thomas Rathebecke, who bequeathed to her the house- 
hold stuff and all manner of things that she had brought with 
her and also appointed her his full executor during her life. 
Her sons Christopher Hutchinson and Thomas Hutchinson 
were to be joint executors of his will after her death. Thomas 
Rathebecke left a considerable estate, including silver plate, 
twenty "silver spoons of the Apostles," and mills and lands 
lying in five different parishes. 
Children by first wife: 

•Valentine Hill married (2) Mary Eaton, and had children by her. Cf. Savage's Genealogical 
Dictionary of New England, vol. 2, p. 420. 

fCf. Essex Institute Historical Collections, vol. 48, pp. 265, 268, 273-274. 

tCf. Register, vol. 20, p. 356, and Lincolnshire Pedigrees, vol. 2, pp. 53 5-53G2(P ublications of 
the Harleian Society, vol. 51). 



144 Genealogical Research in England [April 

4. i. Robert, probably b. at Horncastle about 1542. 

5. ii. James. 

3. William Rathebecke, son of No. 1, was living 26 Oct. 1575, 

when he was mentioned in the will of his brother Thomas. 
Child: 

6. i. Thomas.* < v 

4. Robert Raithebecke (Thomas), of Horncastle, co. Lincoln, 

draper, the testator of 9 Apr. 1571, probably born at Horn- 
castle about 1542, died before his father, and was buried at 
Horncastle 11 Apr. 1571. He married, probably about 1561, 
Margaret Hutchinson, daughter of William and Dorothy 

( ) of Lincoln, and his wife's mother became later, 

after his death, the second wife of his father (vide supra, 2). 
Margaret (Hutchinson) Raithebecke survived her husband 
and married secondly, at Horncastle, 14 July 1572, Francis 
Shaw. 

That Robert Raithebecke's wife was Margaret Hutchinson 
is evident from passages in several wills. In his own will 
(vide Register, vol. 72, page 56) Robert Raithebecke mentions 
Margaret, his wife, "my brother and my sister Neale," and 
also "John Neale, my brother-in-law;" and this will was made 
more than four years before Margery Neale's mother was 
married to the testator's father, so that the "brother" and 
. "sister" Neale mentioned were not the stepbrother and step- 
sister of the testator. Dorothy ( ) (Hutchinson) (Hunter) 

Raithbeck, widow of Thomas Raithebecke (the father of 
Robert), in her will dated 31 Jan. 1591/2 and proved 5 Apr. 
1592 (vide Register, vol. 72, page 57), mentions Thomas 
Raithbecke, Ann Hammerton, and Frauncis Freestone, who 
were children of Robert Raithebecke and her own grand- 
children, if Robert's wife was her daughter; and she also men- 
tions, among others, her daughter "Margerye Neall," Robert 
Raithbeck, "sone to James Raithbeck" (and therefore her 
third husband's grandson), the children of Robert Freestone, 
who was the husband of Robert Raithebecke's daughter 
Frances, and her (the testatrix's) son [i. e., son-in-law] John 
Neall. Robert Freestone and Thomas Hammerton were 
appointed supervisors of her will, and John Neale was one of 
the executors. John Neall, of Horncastle, tanner, the husband 
of Margery (Hutchinson) Neale, in his will dated 31 Aug. 1594 
and proved 11 Feb. 1594/5 (vide Register, vol. 51, page 121, 
or Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England, vol. 2, page 
1262), bequeathed to Robert Freestone, Thomas Raithebecke, 
and Thomas Hamerton, among others, and "to every of their 
wives." Margery (Hutchinson) Neale, of Horncastle, widow, 
sister of Margaret (Hutchinson) Raithebecke, in her will dated 
10 July 1611 and proved 10 May 1613 (ib.), mentions among 
others Anne Hamerton, "my niece," and her son Nicholas, 

*ln Lincolnshire Pedigrees, vol. 3, p. 813, this Thomas is given erroneously as a son of Thomas 
Rathebecke (2). 



1920] Genealogical Research in England 145 

Robert Freeston's son Robert and daughters Margery (" my god 
daughter"), Anne, and Mary, and Thomas Rathbecke, "my 
late nephew's son," and his sister Margaret. It is to be noted 
that neither John Neail nor his widow Margery mentioned in 
their wills the children of James Raithebecke, Robert's brother, 
as they would probably have done if the children of James had 
been as nearly related to the testators as the children of Robert. 
Now Margaret Hutchinson, daughter of William and Dorothy 
and sister of Margery (Hutchinson) Neale, was, according to 
her father's will, unmarried and under twenty-one years of 
age on 4 Jan. 1556/7. She is not otherwise accounted for, and 
was undoubtedly the Margaret who became the wife of Robert 
Raithebecke, whose first child, according to the records thus 
far discovered, was baptized 24 May 1562. 
Children, baptized at Horncastle: 

i. Thomas, bapt. 24 May 1562; bur. at Horncastle 22 Sept. 1562. 

ii. Robert, bapt. 26 June 1563; mentioned in the will of his paternal 
grandfather in 1575; bur. at Horncastle 22 Feb. 1590/1. 

iii. Anne, bapt. 21 July 1564; bur. at Horncastle 2 Feb. 1611/12; m. at 
Horncastle, 1 Dec. 1582, Thomas Hamerton of Horncastle, draper. 

iv. Thomas, of Horncastle, yeoman, bapt. 13 Feb. 1567/8; mentioned 
in the wills of his paternal grandfather in 1575 and nis maternal 

grandmother, Dorothy ( ) (Hutchinson) (Hunter) Raith- 

beck, 31 Jan. 1591/2; bur. at Horncastle 7 Feb. 1594/5;* m. 

Frances , who m. (2) at Horncastle, 12 Oct. 1596, John 

Norton. Children: 1. Margaret, bapt. at Horncastle 14 Oct. 
1593; bur. there 8 Aug. 1620; m. there, 20 Jan. 1617/18, Daniel 
Bristowe. 2. Thomas } bapt. at Horncastle 23 Feb. 1594/5; 
m. at Woodhall, co. Lincoln (licence dated 17 May 1616), Martha 
Tooley, aged 16, according to the marriage licence,! dau. of 
Francis of Woodhall, Esq. ; their son Thomas was bapt. at Langton 
by Horncastle, co. Lincoln, 10 Feb. 1623/4. 

v. Frances, bur. at Horncastle 17 May 1598; m. Robert Frestonne 
of Brinkhill and Horncastle {vide supra, Freestone pedigree, 4), 
son of Richard of Brinkhill, co. Lincoln. 

vi. John, bapt. and bur. at Horncastle 18 Dec. 1571. 

5. James Raithebecke (Thomas), merchant of the Staple, was 
buried at Horncastle, co. Lincoln, 20 May 1588.J He married 
at Horncastle, 24 Apr. 1570, Katherine Pagett, who sur- 
vived him and married secondly, at Horncastle, 22 Dec. 1588, 
Robert Eldrod, who was buried at Horncastle 28 July 1608. 
According to the will of his father, dated 26 Oct. 1575, James 
Raithbecke was to have M the occupation of my mills and of 
one close called the Howlmes, taking the profits during the 
years of my lease, if he live so long, and paying the lord's rent 
and yearly the legacies given to Dorothie, my wife, out of the 
said mills.' ' 

Children, baptized at Horncastle: 

i. Robert, of Horncastle, bapt. 25 Aug. 1575; mentioned 31 Jan. 
1591/2 in the will of his grandfather's widow, Dorothy Raithbeck; 
m. at Horncastle, 12 Apr. 1597, Elizabeth Peake, who m. (2) at 

•According to Lincolnshire Pedigrees, vol. 3, p. 813 (Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 52), 
his will was dated 23 Jan. 1594/5 and proved 2 Apr. 1595. 

tLincoln Marriage Licences, p. 55. 

^According to Lincolnshire Pedigrees, loc. cit., his will was dated 10 Mar. 1587/8 and proved 
20 May 1588. 



146 Letters from James and Joanna Sampson [April 

Horncastle, 27 Aug. 1616, Thomas Morrison of Tattershall, co. 
Lincoln, gent, (in - the marriage licence, dated 26 Aug. 1616, his 
age is given as 29 years and her age as 40 years*), and was bur. 
at Horncastle 8 Dec. 1619. Children: 1. Robert, bapt. at Horn- 
castle 31 Mar. 1598; bur. there 5 June 1598. 2. Robert, bapt. 
at Horncastle 19 Aug. 1599; bur. there 31 Aug. 1599. 

ii. Bridget, bapt. 21 Oct. 1577; m. at Horncastle, 13 Feb. 1598/9, 
Cuthbert Dent. 

iii. William, bapt. 11 Jan. 1578/9; bur. at Horncastle, as "Mr. William 
Raithbeck," 21 Mar. 1604/5. 

iv. James, bapt. 18 May 1582. 

v. Ann, bapt. 6 May 1584; bur. at Horncastle 20 July 1586. 

vi. Edward, bapt. 6 Apr. 1588; bur. at Horncastle 8 Oct. 1588. 

6. Thomas Rathebecke (William), mentioned in the will of Thomas 
Rathebecke of Horncastle, co. Lincoln, dated 26 Oct. 1575, as 
the son of the testator's brother William, was buried at Horn- 
castle 8 Aug. 1579. He married first, at Horncastle, 15 May 
1563, Margaret Porter; and secondly, at Horncastle, 18 
Nov. 1571, Isabella More, who survived him and married 
secondly, at Horncastle, 25 Apr. 1583, Robert Unton. 

The following, recorded at Horncastle, were probably chil- 
dren of Thomas Rathebecke, and in that case the first two were 
certainly by his first wife and the last two by his second wife : 

i. John, bapt. 6 Oct. 1565. 

ii. Thomas, bur. 20 June 1571. 

iii. Emeta, bur. 24 Jan. 1574/5. 

iv. William, bapt. 24 Nov. 1576. 

v. Elizabeth, bapt. 18 Nov. 1578. 

[To be continued] 



LETTERS FROM JAMES AND JOANNA SAMPSON 
IN ENGLAND, 1711, 1730/1 

Communicated by Miss Clara Carroll Hewins of Dedham, Mass.f 

According to a communication from Mrs. Charles L. Alden 
(Register, vol. 43, page 325) Lewis Sweeting of Somersetshire, 
England, had sons Lewis and Henry, one or both of whom took 
part in Monmouth's Rebellion. The two brothers escaped from 
England and settled at Rehoboth, Mass., where Lewis died 7 Apr. 
1725 and Henry died 8 Apr. 1728. Henry Sweeting married first, 

probably in England, Joanna , who was buried at Rehoboth 

6 Sept. 1687; and secondly Martha , who died at Rehoboth 

19 1708. By his first wife he had a daughter Mary, born prob- 
ably in England, died at Rehoboth 18 Aug. 1738, who married (in- 
tention recorded at Rehoboth 16 Oct. 1708) Noah 3 Mason, born 
at Rehoboth 17 Dec. 1678, died there 29 Aug. 1744, son of Noah 2 

•Lincoln Marriage Licenses, p. 58. 

fThe Editor assumes full responsibility for all statements in the introductory paragraphs and 
in the footnotes. 



1920] Letters from James and Joanna Sampson 147 

(Sampson 1 ) and his second wife, Sarah (Fitch), and also a daughter 
Joanna, who was born at Rehoboth 29 Aug. 1687 and, as the follow- 
ing letters show, married in England, 27 Mar. 1711, James Sampson. 
Henry Sweeting also had issue by his second wife.* 

The letters given below were written from England by James 
Sampson and his wife Joanna to their brother and sister Mason at 
Rehoboth, and contain much interesting information about the 
English life and the family connections of the writers. The first 
two letters were written on the two halves of one sheet of paper. 
The three letters formerly belonged to Miss Esther A. Mason of 
Providence, R. I., now deceased, a granddaughter of Mason Barney, 
a shipbuilder, in a table drawer in whose house at North Swansea, 
Mass., the third letter was found. 

My Dear Bro r & Sister Mason 

I have a gratefull remembrance of y e many favours rec d at your hands, 
(especially from you my very dear Sister w n I was at Bristol,) and I now 
acquaint you that with great joy I read (in your letter to my Dearest, your 
very good Sister) the account of yo r safe arivall, tho' after so long & troubl- 
some a Voiage, I Sympathize with you in the Greif you met with from your 
bad company, and am Glad to find that any of the Goods you Bo* sold to 
Advantage. 

We follow'd yo r Direction viz to take up the 20£ you had in Grand- 
mothers hands, and have laid it out in Cardes, but could not do it soon eno' 
to send e'm by Capt Everton. We have desired my Bro r Richard to buy e'm 
at Bristol fair, and that he might not err Serena gave him a Carde (She 
borrow'd) for a Pattern, when he was here the other week: I heartily wish 
they may go Safe & also sell for good Profitt. You may be assur'd at yo r 
request I shall be ready to do any thing for you that's within the Verge of my 
Power. 

We have order'd the Cardes to be sent either to Boston or Road 
Island by any Ship M r Bodenham knows the Capt of to be a honest man; 
if to Boston then to be left with M r Ellis Kallender, and if to Road Island, 
then with M r John Kallender in Swansey, but if no Ship now at Bristol is 
going to one of y e above nam'd places then to be sent in the Hopewell, Capt 
Vir commander, wherein Coz: Burroughs and his Familey goes, by whom 
this comes, and also the Bonnets, and have desired him to send all by a Ship 
from Pensilvania either to Boston or Road Island directed as above. 

Serena & I sent two letters to [worn, ? her] Hon rd Father, in May 
last which I hope came safe to hand, at least one of e'm, for they were of one 
import, to wit. that we were Married the 27 th of March last, and that ye 
29 th we went for Exon, and were at Exon when y e letters were writ. I came 
from thence often to Preach here, but we did not come to settle at Dunsterf 
till the 2 d of June, and then my Mother came with us & tarried here a fort- 
night. My Sister once before came here with us when we rid over to see 
Grandmo at Whitsuntide, she being at that time very weak, but hath re- 
cover'd since, and been well considering her Age, tho' at times disorders have 
attended, but now through Mercy she is in pretty good Health, and re- 
members to Father & you. 

Blessed be the Lord our meeting increaseth here. Sarah Bartlet was 
Baptised ye 2 d instant by Mr Whinnel, who Preacht and Administerd the 
Lords Supper ye l 8t whiles I was at Taunton in his place. The 9 th instant 

*Cf. Arnold'B Vital Record of Rehoboth, and, for the Mason family, Mason's Genealogy of the 
Sampson Mason Family, 1902. 

fDunster is in Somersetshire, on the coast of the Bristol Channel, twenty miles northwest from 
Taunton. 

VOL. LXXIV. 10 



148 Letters from James and Joanna Sampson [April 

• 

we went to Taunton with the Widow Slocomb, and she was then Baptized by 
Mr Whinnel. M r Slocomb died the 22<* May, and the 26& I Preach'd his 
Funeral Sermon, just after he was Inter'd, from Job 5. 26 and thou shalt come 
to thy grave in a full age like as a shock of corn cometh in his season. A text 
of his own chusing. Many persons of all sorts but Quakers attended the 
meeting. M r Caleb Spurrier is much reform'd, and we hope 'twill not be 
long before he will be Baptized. Young M r Bampton and his wife of late 
have frequented our Meeting, especially she, and others of the Town now 
and then, since M r Slocombs funeral. But M> Blackford and M r Kymer do 
what they can to prevent persons leaving the Church, tho' poor M r Kymer 
hath been weak above these 3 months and I think han't Preach'd more than 
twice, so that at Church there's nothing but Prayers, unless at a Certain time 
when they get one from abroad to Preach. 

We live in the House where M r Spurrier Senior did. Our people seem 
very kind, and are willing to do what they can for us, they have sub- 
scrib'd to give me £24: 10: $ annum. I have undertaken some business of 
selling wool, but all Unkles Balls promises to me of Assistance are just come 
to nought. I have writ you more particularly thereof in a letter dated the 
24 th instant, so that we must look to ourselves and I hope by Divine blessing 
we shall live comfortably, My Bro r Richard will sell at Exon what Wool I 
can have from Ireland, he hath sold a good parcell of Wool and Oyle already, 
which I bot at Mynhead,* to Advantage, and saith he thinks he can dispose 
of an hundred Packs a Year. I hope both you and we shall take care to 
Live, 'tis our duty to be Diligent in Business, but yet we shou'd cast our Care, 
yea all our Care upon the Lord, for then He careth for us. None can add one 
Cubit to his Stature by taking tho't, therefore we ought to commit all into 
his Hands who hath the Care of the whole Univers, but especially of his own 
Children. Let us remember Religion reacheth thro' our whole lives, and that 
as we must not be Slothf ull in Business so we must be fervent in Spirit Serving 
the Lord. My dear Bro r & Sister, let not the affairs of this life hinder you 
from minding Cheifly that which is to come. And that you may always be 
Heavenly & Spiritual, take heed to be instant and faithfull in Prayer, each in 
your Closets, and also every day Pray to the Lord together, and ever be 
Zealous for his publick Worship, Psa: 87. 2 The Lord loveth the gates of 
Zion more then all the Dwelings of Jacob. My humbe Duty to our Hon rd 
Father, Dear Love to the rest of my Bro rB & Sisters tho' unknown. I 
remaine, 

Yo r affectionate Bro r 

Dunster July 26 1711 James Sampson 

Post Script My Dearest imagins you'll admire who I mean by 
Serena, but I am not of her mind for I think the name belongs to her, for I 
know none deserves the name better than her self, and perhaps you may be of 
the same opinion for you know if she's well she is pleasant & Clear & Calm. 

My very Dear Sister 

Yours of the 17 Jenuary 1710/11 came to hand about the 19 or 20 th 
of may last. I desire still to praise the Lord that you got well home tho' 
through' many Dangers O my Dear Sister let us endeavour always to keep a 
deep sence of the Divine goodness upon our Hearts that wee may be more 
and more led to repentence, for 'tis those that morn shall be comforted. 
Sorrow for sin & joy in the Lord is not inconsistant even at the same time. I 
thought meet to observe your order to take up the 20£ of Grand mother, and 
if I had not done it the very day I did, I presume unkle Ball would have hinder 
Grand mother from paying it because you did not send over the note you had 
under Grand mothers hand, but it being paid you are now by me for their 
sattisfaction, desired to send me the note by the first opportunity. 

'Minehead, co. Somerset, on the Bristol Channel, a short distance northwest from Dunster. 



1920] Letters from James and Joanna Sampson 149 

As to Mr Sampson he is become my very Dear Husband, I was mar- 
ried to him the 27 th of march last I was by his soft and gentle methods 
together with some Scriptures that followed me brought to consent, and now I 
veryly think 'twas of the Lord that wee came together, wee live like two 
Doves, my fears are vanished his Parents & all his Relation & friends were 
and are very kind to me, yea I think rather more tender of me than our 
Relations here, as to what Grand mother did for me and the setlements I 
referr you to the Letters I sent our Honoured Father last may. Grand 
mother hath since our marriage made her Will or unkle Ball for her, but 
neither of us know any thing of it nor can wee find any person else knows 
besides them. 

I Heartily thank you for your presents of the Bonnets but I crave 
leave to tell you that I wish you had sent me a Presbeterean Bonnet, and I 
can't think Mr Savins [?] daughter will like [worn]sit you have sent for her 
therefore I have sent them both againe and desire that you will send me three 
Presbetereans ones that is like Sister Esther one for Mr Sampson sister 
another for Mrs Savins & one for my self, let them be the best and large, 
the 10£ I have of yours in my hand you may have remitted how and when 
you please. . . . my husband is very kind and tender of me, and can't say 
but he hath been and is rather better then he promised, and therefore far 
beyond what my unbeleiving Heart [w orn] jested to me. all my linen and 
cloths that was my Dear mother. I desire might be given you and the rest 
of my linen & cloths I desire might be given to my other sisters equall shall of 
[sic] and that my little sister anna I desire may have my pilion & cloth, 
my humble duty to our Hon rd Father Dear respects to you & Brother & my 
Dear respects to all the rest of my Brothers & Sisters & to my friends as if 
name [sic] one by one. I remaine your affectionate Sister 

Joanna Sampson 

Mr. Jack[worn, ? Jackson & I] have sent many letters to each other & he 
have been a good friend to me in all my affares : I see him at Exon this spring 
he & his wife & child are all well 
Dunster July 27 1711 Sister lewes & her daughter gives 

pray let me hear from you all as their respects to you 

often as you can Sister Bishop gives her love to you 

Mrs huper gives servis to you 

Bro r Mason 

Last Year I rec d yo ra dated Aug 81 6. 1729. from Boston and Sent you 
my Thanks for yo r Kindness Shown in going thither, that you might get a 
Bill for the twenty five Pounds given us on our Hon rd Father Sweeting's 
Will, and the Value of the Plate. We hope the gracious Lord who loveth 
Faithfullness will reward you. It wou'd be a Comfort to us if we were nearer 
to you, but the great God who has determined the Bounds of our Habitations, 
Seems to have fixt our abode in this Town, tho' we have had our many Afflic- 
tions here yet hope have been enabled to serve his Will in our Generation, 
and he has been pleas'd to Settle in a Business, whereby there's a Prospect of 
having our daly Bread, for w ch we desire to bless his holy Name. Our last 
Child call'd Thomas died in December 1729. Our eldest Son Richard is 
gone for East India, we have only two living with us, viz James & Joanna, 
w^ are promising Children, and give their Duty to their Uncle & Aunt &c. 
Last Year we wrote you an Order by Capt. Jn° Talamy that you wou'd be 
pleas'd to pay him what was due to us, whom we think to be a faithfull Man, 
and expected on his Return Shou'd have not fail'd of receiving it, but he 
saies, that tho' he carefully Sent our Letter to you and also one for Bro r Jn<> 
Sweeting the Executor, and another for Sister Hunt, with Direction where to 
Speak with him, yet he neither heard from nor Saw either of you, w* we 
think very Strange because you wrote all was in yo* Hand, and ready to be 



150 Inscriptions at Baker sfield, Vt. [April 

paid forthwith to our Order. This comes therefore with our earnest desire 
and punctual Order that you will not fail to pay the Said twenty five Pounds 
to the Said M r Jn° Talamy, and also the true Value of the Plate, or otherwise 
Send the Plate it Self by him, for unto him we have entirely committed the 
Care of the whole, and he has promised to act for us, as for himself. He will 
take Care to Send you a Line Seasonably, where and when you may Speak 
with him. We beg you will take particular Care in this Affair, that we may 
not be disappointed this Year also. You know Faithfullness was Shown in 
making you the Remittance of near two Hundred Pounds given you by our 
good Grandmo Attkins. Therefore if any more than whats mention'd Ap- 
pears to be our due 'tis hoped you will remitt it by the Said M r Tallamy, for 
we doubt not of his bringing it all (if The good Lord Sends him Safe Home) 
In our next wch we intend to Send by his Hand, you may have more Particu- 
lars, concerning any Thing omitted in this. We tender you & our good Sister 
yo r Spouse & all yo r Children our Sincere Love, and to all our Bro re & 
Sisters &c and remaine 

Yo r loving Bro r & Sister 
Tiverton* Jany 19 th , 1730/1. James Sampson 

Joanna Sampson 

[Address on outside of letter] 
RM 1/9 
To M"- Noah Mason 

at Rehoboth in New England 
These 



INSCRIPTIONS IN THE TOWN CEMETERY 
AT THE VILLAGE OF BAKERSFIELD, VT. 

Copied and communicated by Herbert Williams Denio, A.M., 

of New York City 

The town of Bakersfield is situated in the eastern part of Franklin 
County, Vt., fifteen miles east from St. Albans, the shire town. It 
is bounded on the north by the town of Enosburg, on the east by 
Avery's Gore and the town of Waterville, on the south by the town, 
of Fletcher, and on the west by the town of Fairfield. In January 
1791 a charter for 10,000 acres of land in what is now Bakersfield 
was issued by the State of Vermont to Luke Knowlton, who in the 
following month sold this grant to Joseph Baker for 500 pounds 
lawful money. In 1792 the town of Smithfield, containing 23,000 
acres, which had been chartered by New Hampshire in 1763,f was 
dismembered by Vermont, and a part of it was joined to Knowl ton's 
grant and was named Bakersfield, the remainder constituting a 
large part of the town of Fairfield. 

Joseph Baker settled in 1789 or 1790 in the region afterwards 
included in the town that bore his name. Among the earliest settlers 
there were Jonathan Farnsworth, Stephen Maynard, Baker's son- 
in-law, Jonas Brigham, Jeremiah Pratt, and Luke Potter, all coming 

•Tiverton is in Devonshire, fourteen miles north from Exeter. 

tin 1775 New York granted about the same tract of land to other proprietors. 



1920] Inscriptions at Bakersfield, Vt. 151 

from southern Vermont, or Massachusetts. These all died and were 
buried in Bakersfield, and some of their descendants are still living 
in the town. Other early settlers were Thomas Barnes, Elisha 
Parker, Silas Hazeltine, Amory Parker, William Perkins, Ebenezer 
Williams, Amos Town, Eben Barlow, Joseph Wilkinson, and Azariah 
Corse. Gravestones of members of all these families are in the town 
cemetery. 

In 1796 there were twenty freemen, legal voters, in the town. 
In 1799 thirteen more voters had qualified. In 1800 forty new 
families moved into the town. The population to-day is about 1100. 
The first death in the town was that of Isaac Freeman Farns worth, 
in 1798; the second, that of Elisha P. Pratt, a boy of eleven years, 
in the same year. 

The land for the town cemetery was given by Joseph Baker, who 
also gave the "Common" adjoining it on the west, near the south 
end of the village. About 1865 the cemetery was extended by 
purchase towards the east. By the will of Peter Bent Brigham, a 
native of the town, who in his youth had gone to Boston to seek 
his fortune and who died in 1877, the town received a gift of $10,000, 
the income of which is to be used in caring for the cemetery in which 
his parents were buried. This restriction, therefore, prevents the 
expenditure of any of the income in caring for any other cemetery. 
Before this time the cemetery had presented the usual appearance 
of a New England burying ground; but, on the acceptance of this 
gift by the town, the task of improvement was begun. Weeds and 
overgrown shrubbery were removed, most of the trees were cut 
down, the ground was levelled, lot fences and footstones were taken 
away, paths and driveways were gravelled, flowers and shrubs were 
planted, and trees were set out along the paths and fence. Later 
the old portion of the cemetery was extended southwards, and the 
highway was properly located. The Common, which in the years 
immediately preceding had been used chiefly for ball games and cir- 
cuses, was fenced in and planted with flowers by the town, and was 
brought into harmony with the cemetery. The cemetery is now 
well cared for, the grass is cut with hand lawn mowers, and an 
attractive appearance has been given to the whole enclosure. 

Of late years not a few French Canadians — for the cemetery is 
free to all residents of the town — have selected this place for the 
burial of members of their families, for they know that the grounds 
will always be cared for. In another part of the village there is a 
Roman Catholic cemetery, opened about 1865, the care of which 
devolves upon the owners of the individual lots. The town ceme- 
tery at East Bakersfield, the inscriptions in which were printed 
in the Register of July 1919 (vol. 73, pp. 186-188), has, perhaps, 
not been used for interments for more than forty years.* Many 
former residents of the district known as "Egypt," in the west part 

*In Register, vol. 73, p. 186, it waa stated that "the inscription of latest certain date" in the 
East Bakersfield cemetery was that of Benjamin Upton, who died 1 Jan. 1877. It has been 
ascertained, however, that the date on the gravestone of Daphne C, wife of H. W. Dunham, of 
which, on account of the breaking of the stone, only the word "June" was legible, was originally 
"June 11, 1877," and therefore .Daphne C. Dunham was the last person to be buried in that 
cemetery for whom there is a gravestone. 



152 Inscriptions at Baker sfield, Vt. [April 

of the town, are buried in a cemetery just across the town line, in 
Fairfield. 

The following inscriptions were copied verbatim in August 1917 
from the monuments and gravestones found in the town cemetery 
adjoining the Common at Bakersfield. They were revised in August 
1918, when a few additions were made to the copy. Except for 
the earliest burials, or when it is otherwise stated, it may be under- 
stood that most of the persons buried in this cemetery were born in 
the town, and it is believed that all persons buried out of town for 
whom inscriptions exist in this cemetery have been indicated 
below in the proper places. Material enclosed in brackets has been 
taken from the death records in the office of the town clerk, and care 
has been taken to give the exact spellings of names and the exact 
dates as found in the town records, although the exact forms of the 
entries have not been reproduced. These death records kept by 
the town begin in 1857, but for a number of years they are not 
complete. Since 1903 they consist of the official reports of the attend- 
ing physicians, bound in annual volumes. Statements in footnotes 
signed m.l.s. are given on the authority of Mr. Merritt L. Start, 
who has been superintendent of the cemetery grounds since 1883. 
Statements in other footnotes are made by the contributor. 

Hattie dau. of Bartlett N. & Ann F. Adams, died Dec. 14, 1862, JE. 2 y*g 

2 Mo. 
Ezra Allen, Died Feb. 2, 1851, Aged 65 yrs. 
Henry Allen Died Sept. 1, 1854. aged 31 y'rs. 
John C. Allen Died Dec. 21st 1835. Aged 27 years. 

Also Maria daughter of Ezra & Lydia Allen. Died Dec. 9th 1819. 
Aged 9 years. 
Lydia M. daughter of Ezra & Lydia R. Allen, died Sept. 8, 1854 M. 27 Y'rs. 
Lydia R. Ross Wife of Ezra Allen, died May 31, 1873, M. 83 y'rs & 10 mo's. 
Martha Allen, Died Oct. 2, 1868: M. 56 Yrs. 6 ms. 
Nathan Allen, Died Oct. 1, 1811. aged 24 yrs. 
Persis G. Allen daughter of Thomas & Sally Allen died Sept. 4th 1804. M. 

2 years & 8 mos. 
Sarah J. Dau. of John & J. Anderson, Died Oct. 20, 1882, M. 19 y'rs & 8 
mos. .[Dau. of John and Jane (Robinson) Anderson, b. in Ireland, single.] 

Erected by R. J. Fraser. 
F. Jennie Martin Wife of L. E. Armington, Born at Montgomery Vt. Dec. 

18, 1848, Died at St. Albans, June 3, 1870. 
Fanny P. wife of N. H. Armington died March 14, 1840 in her 31 year* 
Fanny Shattuck Wife of N. H. Armington. f Born in Bakersfield Oct. 22, 

1821. Died in St. Albans Mar 20, 1875. 
Children of W. A. & L. L. Austin 

Bessie G. Died May 18, 1889. M. 9 Ms. 
Mae R. Died Feb. 9, 1895 M. 9 Ms. 
'Austin 
W. A. Austin. 1857- 

His Wife Lottie L. Smith 1856- 

Children 
Gertrude M. 1882- 

• Her husband, N. H. Armington, is buried in the same lot, but no gravestone indicates his 
grave. 

t This N. H. Armington, who is still living, is a son of N. H. and Fanny P. Armington. See 
preceding inscription. 



1920] Inscriptions at Bakersfield, Vt. 153 

Fanny E. 1883-1908 
Myra E. 1885- 
Bessie G. 1888-1889 
Glenn A. 1891- 
Mae R. 1894-1895 
Fanny E.* 
Albert Ayers Died Nov. 8, 1907 JE. 79 Yrs. [Son of Benjamin and Salie 
(Barnes) Ayers, b. in Bakersfield, Dec. 6, 1828.] 
Sarah Stanhope Wife of Albert Ayers Died July 8, 1891 JE. 59 Yrs 
[Dau. of Levitt and Sylvia Stanhope, b. in Windsor, Vt., a. 58 years.] 
Harriet M. Wife of A. C. Ayers Died Apr. 3, 1862, JE. 31 Yrs. [Dau. of Wm. 

H. and Harriett (Davidson) Perkins, b. and d. in Bakersfield.] 
Hollis Ayers Died Oct. 1, 1859. M. 26 Yrs. 28 Ds. [Son of James and Sally 

Ayers, b. and d. in Bakersfield, d. Sept. 24, 1859, single.] 
James Ayers Died Oct. 2, 1863, JE. 72 Ys. [Son of Thomas and Sally Ayers, 

b. in West Brookfield, Mass., a. 71 years, 10 months.] 
Marjory [Ayers] f 

Mary Jane Wife of A. C. Ayers, Died Nov. 19, 1855. Aged 24 Years 
Mary Tenny Wife of A. C. Ayers Died Dec. 6, 1858. JE. 26 Yrs. [Mary 
Tenney, dau. of Wm. H. and Harriett (Davison) Perkins, a. 26 years and 
7 days.] 
Metcalf Ayers Died Nov. 9, 1877. JE. 79 Y'rs. [Son of Joseph and Ruth 
Ayers, b. at Brookfield, Mass., a. 79 years, 10 months, 14 days.] 

Melinda Ayers Died Aug. 6, 1891. JE. 83 Y'rs. [Dau. of Jonas and 
Eunice Brigham, a. 85 years, 3 months, 21 days, death caused by 
broken hip.] 
Horace Farwell Died Jan. 28, 1896. JE. 75 Y'rs. [Son of Ezra and 

Harriet (Maynard) Farwell, a. 73 years, 12 days.] 
Matilda Farwell Died Dec. 31, 1875. JE. 46 Y'rs. [Dau. of Metcalf 
and Melinda (Brigham) Ayers, a. 46 years, 3 months, 19 days.]J 
Sarah Hastings Wife of James Ayers. Died June 27, 1888, JE. 87 years. 
Elizabeth Wright Wife of Joseph Baker. Died May 26, 1881. JE. 76 Y'rs & 

26 Days. [Dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth Wright, b. in Shorham, Vt.] 
Eunice B. Wife of Joseph Baker. Died Sept. 13, 1835 JE. 39 Y's 2 mo. & 

28 ds. 
In Memory of John Baker, who died March 6th 1825 in the 66th year of his 

age. 
Joseph Baker Died Sept. 28, 1867, JE. 79 ys & 8 ms. [Son of Samuel and 

Hannah Baker, b. in Templeton, Mass.,'d. in Bakersfield.] 
Esther J. Wife of James N. Ballard Died in Bakersfield: Vt. Nov. 30, 1897. 
JE. 52 Y'rs. 9 M's. & 5 d's. [Ester Jane, dau. of John and Caroline Blake, 
a. 52 years, 9 months, 25 days.] 
In Memory of Adeline wife of Azariah Bangs, who died March 19. 1828, 

aged 25 years & 8 months. 
Azariah Bangs, Died Mar. 7, 1875, JE. 77 Yrs & 3 ms. 
Irena. Wife of Dea. Azariah Bangs Died Feb. 17, 1869. JE. 59 yrs & 10 mo. 
[Dau. of Thomas and Roxana (Cobleigh) Burby, b. in Townshend, Vt., 
a. 59 years, 10 months, 17 days.] 
James W. Bangs Died Jan. 14, 1858. JE. 28 Ys. & 4 Mo. 
John W. son of J. W. & S. M. Bangs, died Dec. 19, 1856. Aged 2 Mo's. 
Mrs. Lucinda Wife of Nathaniel Bangs; and daughter of Amos Parker died 
Feb. [illegible, ? 2] 1803 JE. 31 years. 

• The name Fanny E. is on a marker. 

t The name Marjory is on a marker in the lot in which Albert and Sarah Stanhope Ayers are 
buried. The other markers in the same lot read "Father" and "Mother." 

t Four markers in this lot read respectively "Grand Father," "Grand Mother," "Father," 
and "Mother " 



154 Inscriptions at Bakersfield, Vt. [April 

Lysander Son of Nath. & Lucinda Bangs, died June 22, 1803. Aged 7 days. 
Nathaniel Bangs Died Jan. 14, 1867. M. 96 yrs. & 8 mo. [b. in Barrey 

[sic], Mass.] 
[A. Allen Banister, see inscription to E. S. Wells.] 
[Knight Banister, see inscription to E. S. Wells.] 
In Memory of Aaron Barlow Esq. who died March 12th 1822. in the 87th 

year of his age. 
Aaron Nelson son of Elias & Lucy Barlow, died Sept. 23, 1838 aged 1 year 

& 2 mo. 
Elias Barlow died Sept. 6th 1846, aged 56 years. 
Lucy wife of Elias Barlow Died Sept. 10, 1868. Ae. 76 Yrs. 
Lucy Mariah, daughter of Sanford S. & Jerusha Barlow, died March 23, 

1847, Aged 11 mo. & 27 days. 
Lydia Elisa, daughter of Elias & Lucy Barlow, died March 1 1833, aged 8 

years 1 month & 1 day. 
In Memory of Priscilla. wife of Aaron Barlow Esq. who died Dec. 6th 1825. 

aged 73 years. 
Roland H. Barlow* 

His Wife Ellen S. Reed M. 31 Ys. 9 Ms. Feb. 14, 1894. [Dau. of 
George and Ella Reed, b. at Wiliston, Vt., a. 31 years, 9 months, 
24 days.] 
His Wife Minnie Woodworth M. 41 Y'rs. Dec. 30, 1908. 
Sacred to the Memory of a son of Elias and Lucy Barlow, born dead April 

3rd 1821. 
Abigail Weston Wife of Joshua Barnes Died Oct. 8, 1863, M. 72 Ys. [Dau. 
of James and Abigail Wesson, b. in Templeton, Mass., a. 72 years, 6 
months, 6 days.] 
Alice H. Barnes Died June 3, 1894. M. 71 Y'rs. [Dau. of John and Abigail 

(Weston) Barnes, d. Jan. 3, 1894, a. 71 years, 10 days, single.] 
[Amity (Paige) (Hurlbut) Barnes, see inscription to John A. Perkins.] 
Betsey Wheeler Wife of Capt. Elijah Barnes. Died Aug. 12, 1825, M. 41 

Years. 
C. S. Barnes Died May 25, 1871, M. 53 Yrs. [Churchill S., son of Cyrus and 
Nancy (Farnsworth) Barnes, d. May 15, 1871, a. 53 years, 4 months, 
15 days, a mechanic] 
Charlotte Barnes Oct, 31, 1840 Aug. 23 19134 

Clark W Son of H. & E. E. Barnes, Died Apr. 22, 1856, M. 2 yrs. 5 mos. 
& 4 D's. 

Barnes Erected by the Junius Barnes Family.! 
Comfort 1782-1866 [Son of Joshua and Mary Barnes, b. in Brook- 
field, Mass., d. May 12, 1866, a. 84 years, 3 months.] 
Charlotte 1824-1849 Wife of Charles Huntley 

Sophie Corse 1789-1881 Wife of Comfort Barnes [Sophia, Dau. of 
Azariah and Mrs. (Morgan) Corse, b. in Hebron, N. Y., d. in 
Bakersfield, May 23, 1861, a. 71 years, 6 months, 15 days.] 
Junius 1839-1908§ 
Emily Jane 182&-1829 
Lovisa 1819-1824 
Infant 1827-1827 
Lorenzo 1830-1841 
Austin 1815-1847 
Elinor Giddings 1827-1852 Wife of Austin Barnes. 

• Still living. 

f An inscription on her father's gravestone reads: "Charlotte E. Barnes Oct. 31, 1840 Aug. 
23, 1913." She died at Burlington, Vt., and was daughter of John and Charlotte (Abbott) Nichols 
and divorced wife of Junius Barnes. 

t The individual inscriptions accompanying this monument are on markers. 

§ Died in Burlington, Vt. — m. l. s. 



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In Memory of Comfort 0. Son of Dea. Cyrus & Nancy Barnes, died Aug. 

23, 1840, aged 20 y. & 7 m. 
Cora Bell Daugh. of M. &. M. A. Barnes, Died Feb. 18, 1862, Ae 2 ys & 6 

ms. ' [Dau. of Merritt and Mary Ann Barnes, a. 2 years, 6 months, 2 

days, accidentally scalded.] 
Dea. Cyrus Barnes, Born at North Brookfield Mass. Jan. 31, 1790, died at 

Bakersfield Jan. 12, 1871. [Son of Joshua and Mary Barnes, d. Jan. 7, 

1871, a. 80 years, 11 months, 18 days, widower.] 
Edgar L. son of C. S. & M. E. Barnes died Feb. 20, 1852. M. 3 yrs. 
Capt. Elijah Barnes Died Aug. 17, 1865. Aged 78 Y'rs & 8 Mo's. [Son of 

Joshua Barnes, b. in Massachusetts, d. Aug. 15, 1865, a. 78 years, 8 

months, 10 days.] 
Freddie E. son of C. S. & M. E. Barnes Died Oct. 2, 1862, M. 10 Yrs. [a. 

10 years, 1 month.] 
Hannah T. Church, Wife of Cyrus Barnes Died July 31, 1867, M. 61 Ys. 

[Dau. of Ira Church, b. in St. Albans, d. July 30, 1867.] 

[To be continued] 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By Henry Edwards Scott, A.B., Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 7 January 1920. A stated meeting of the Society was 
held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 P. M., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the December meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
Council reporting that since the December meeting members of the Society had 
been elected as follows: 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Members 

Mrs. Alfred McEwen of Tarrytown, N. Y. 

John A. Hance of New York City 

Norman Bridge of Los Angeles, Cal. 

Walter C. Baker of Cleveland, Ohio 

George Perkins Bissell of Wilmington, Del. 

George W. Banks of Philadelphia, Pa. 

John Barnes Miller of Pasadena, Cal. 

Cyrus Bentley of Chicago, 111. 

Samuel Houghton Cox of Cleveland, Ohio 

Mrs. Benjamin N. Huntington of Columbus, Ohio 

Thomas Winston Burnham of Cleveland, Ohio ' 

Mrs. Joseph Harrison Brazier of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mrs. William E. Hinchliff of Rockford, 111. 

Thomas J. Mumford of Plainfield, N. J. 

William Blair Baggaley of Chicago, 111. 

Henry Gardiner of Millstone, Conn. 

John Mills of Marietta, Ohio 

Niel Gray, Jr., of Oswego, N. Y. 

Mrs. John Mohler Studebaker of South Bend, Ind. 

Howard W. Baker of Coronado, Cal. 

Edgar Ames of Seattle, Wash. 

Henry Morrell Atkinson of Atlanta,- Ga. 

Grinnell Willis of Morristown, N. J. 

Mrs. Albert Goodwill Spalding of Point Loma, Cal. 



156 Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society [April 

John Stanley Ames of Boston, Mass. 

W. H. Bissell of Wausau, Wis. 

Douglas Merritt of Rhinebeck, N. Y. 

James Colby Colgate ) f XT v , ^., 

WiUiam Nelson Cromwell \ of New York Clt y 

William Henry Sage of Albany, N. Y. 

Mrs. William Watts Sherman of New York City 

Abraham Brittin of New Orleans, La. 

Nathaniel Terry Bacon of Peace Dale, R. I. 

Mrs. Robert Clarence Pruyn of Albany, N. Y. 

Dwight Blaney of Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. Harold Lee Judd of Minneapolis, Minn. 

Mrs. John A. Vanderpoel ) 

Henry Fairfield Osborn > of New York City 

George Gait Bourne ) 

Edward Lawrence Doheny of Los Angeles, Cal. 

William Henry Bliss of New York City 

Martha C. Codman of Washington, D. C. 

Paul Wayland Bartlett of New York City 

Edmund Janes James of Urbana, 111. 

Resident Members 

George Melville Houghton of Somerville, Mass. 
George Morton Barrell of Gloucester, Mass. 
Mary Bronson Hartt of Allston, Mass. 
John Hendrik de Vries of Canton, Mass. 
Harvey Wickes Hasey of Boston, Mass. 
John Herbert Barker of Waverley, Mass. 

The Council also reported the names of twenty-nine candidates for Pilgrim 
Tercentenary Membership and six candidates for Resident Membership, stating 
that action by the Council on these names would be in order after they had been 
posted for thirty days, in accordance with the By-Laws. 

President Baxter then presented, as the speaker of the afternoon, Mrs. Bertha 
S. Papazian of Boston, Official Lecturer for the Armenian National tJnion of 
America. Mrs. Papazian stated that instead of speaking on America and Her 
Immigrants, as had been announced in the notice of the meeting, she was obliged 
to offer another paper; and she gave an interesting and timely address entitled 
Armenia and America. 

At 3.40 P. M. the President declared the meeting dissolved, and the members of 
the Society, with their guests, enjoyed a social hour in the tea room. 

4 February. The annual meeting of the Society was held this day, for a report 
of which see the Supplement to the present number of the Register. 

8 March. A stated meeting^of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton 
Place, at 2.30 P. M., Vice-President Chase presiding. 

The minutes of the annual meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
Councd reporting that since the annual meeting members of the Society had been 
elected as follows : 

, Pilgrim Tercentenary Members 

William Howard Gannett of Augusta, Me. 
Alexander Forbes of Milton, Mass. 
George R. Bunker of Yonkers, N. Y. 
Ralph Isham of Santa Barbara, Cal. 
Charles S. Frost of Lake Forest, 111. 
Walter C. Winchester of Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Albert G. Scherer of Summit, N. J. 
Francis Phelps Dodge of New York City 
Lewis E. Smoot of Washington, D. C. 
Mrs. Julian Burdick of Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Carl Casey of Washington, D. C. 
Otis Stark Southworth of Cleveland, Ohio 
Darwin D. Martin of Buffalo, N. Y. 



1920] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 157 

Resident Members 

Annie Hinckley Damon of Waltham, Mass. 
William Francis Warden of Paris, France. 
John Stetson Edmands of Somerville, Mass. 
Mrs. Robert Gilchrist of New York City- 
Charles A. Parmelee of Andover, Mass. 
William S. Swift of Watertown, Mass. 
Mrs. Claude Moore Fuess of Andover, Mass. 
Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes of Cambridge, Mass. 

The Council also reported the names of sixteen candidates for Pilgrim Ter- 
centenary Membership, one candidate for Life Membership, and eight candidates 
for Resident Membership, stating that action by the Council on these names 
would be in order after they had been posted for thirty days, in accordance with 
the By-Laws. 

The Council also reported that the Society had received from Walter Bryent 
Greene of New Market, N. H., the gift of a gavel made of wood from the United 
States ship Constitution, and the' Recording Secretary read a letter from Mr. 
Greene in which he presented the gavel to the Society and gave some account of 
its history- On motion it was 

Voted, That the thanks of the Society be extended to Mr. Greene for his gift of a gavel made 
of wood from one of the most famous ships in the United States Navy. 

The Chair then presented, as the speaker of the afternoon, Alice Van Leer 
Carrick of Hanover, N. H., who in an interesting talk on Collecting, illustrated by 
stereopticon slides, entertained the large number of members and guests who had 
gathered to hear her with descriptions of her adventures at auctions, her encoun- 
ters with the Yankees of the New England country towns, and her experiences in 
collecting and arranging antique furniture, rugs, and bric-a-brac, a pursuit which, 
she declared, is in itself a liberal education. She exhibited pictures of noteworthy 
pieces of furniture, some of which are in the Metropolitan Art Museum in New 
York City and others in her own home at Hanover. 

A vote of thanks was extended to the speaker for her instructive talk, and, no 
further business being presented, the Chair, at 4 P. M., declared the meeting dis-- 
solved, and invited the members of the Society, with their guests, to partake of 
light refreshments in the adjoining tea room. 

7 April. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton 
Place, at 2.30 P. M., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the March meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Corresponding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
Councd reporting that since the March meeting members of the Society had been 
elected as follows: 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Members 

Watson Bradley Dickerman of Mamaroneck, N. Y. 

Samuel L. Munson of Albany, N. Y. 

George Atwell Hamlin of Chicago, 111. 

Mrs. Samuel P. Harbison of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Edward J. Millspaugh of Utica, N. Y. 

Anderson Gratz of Kirkwood, Mo. 

Charles Sidney Shepard of New Haven, N. Y. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Severance-Buchan of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

George A. Peabody of Danvers, Mass. 

James Barlow Cullum of Sewickley, Pa. 

Julia Lvman of Cambridge, Mass. 

Reginald H. Parsons of Seattle, Wash. 

Griff Glover of St. Louis, Mo. 

Karl Isburgh of Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Mrs. George H. Lewis of Buffalo, N. Y. 

Emile Berliner of W%shington, D. C. 

Erastus Palmer Gavit of Albany, N. Y. 

Life Members 

Mary Alsop Cryder of Washington, D. C. 
Frederic A. Delano of Washington, D. C. 



158 Notes [April 

Resident Members 

Mrs. John E. Hannigan of Cambridge, Mass. 
Charles A. Stone of Springfield, Mass. 
William Truman Aldrich of Boston, Mass. 
Mrs. Frank E. Perkins of Abington, Mass. 
Curtis Fisher Day of Somerville, Mass. 
H. W. Dickerman of Philadelphia, Pa. 
Chester Henry Keogh of Chicago, 111. 
William Gorham Ewell of Medford, Mass. 
■ Edith Kendall of Brookline, Mass. 

Walter Stone Pardee of Minneapolis, Minn. 
Albert Waring Pierson of Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

The Council also reported the names of fifteen candidates for Pilgrim Ter- 
centary Membership and six candidates for Resident Membership, stating that 
action by the Council on these names would be in order after they had been posted 
for thirty days, in accordance with the By-Laws. 

President Baxter then presented, as the speaker of the afternoon, Frederic 
Houston Kent, A.M., of Boston, who in an impressive and timely address on 
Some Common Tasks of the English-Speaking People warned his hearers of the 
dangers now threatening the liberty of the Aiiglo-Saxon nations. 

A vote of thanks to the speaker was adopted by the Society, and, no further 
business being presented, the Chair, at 3.55 P. M., declared the meeting dissolved. 



NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain geneal- 
ogists and publishers have used the name of the Society in con- 
nection with their own enterprises, the Society again desires to 
state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this country 
or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any publications 
other than those that it issues over its own name at 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Nelson. — In the Dover (N. H.) Public Library is an old account book of 
perhaps 100 pages, containing accounts that run from about 1750 to 1796. 
Apparently it was used at one time by Daniel Nelson. On page 52 of this book 
is the following record: 

Daniel Nelson Married To Polly Granvill ye 4 day of may in the year one 

thousand seven hundred and eighty eight 
my first Child was born 1788 the 28 November on friday Called Sary 
my Second Child was still born may 6 ttl 1790 
my third Child was born September 18 th - 1791 Called Polly 
my forth Child was born may 5 th 1794 Called margreet 
my fifth Child was born December 28 th 1796 Called Joseph 
my Sixth Child was born September 19 on Thursday in the year 1799 Called 

Daniel 

On page 25 is the following entry: 

October ye 30: 1771. I then tuck a child to nurs of william Brewstes 
Dover, N. H. Samuel Burnham Shackford. 



Gibbs. — In the article entitled "Additional Barbadian Notes," contributed 
by G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr., A.M., to the Register of April 1914 (vol. 68), 
there is an item (page 179) about Robert Gibbs of London and Boston. Among 
the Bentley Manuscripts, in the possession of\ the American Antiquarian Society, 



1920) 



Notes 



159 



is a fragment of an account book of Robert Gibbs of Boston, and one of the 
accounts current in this book is headed: "Brother John Gibbs his account Baba- 
does 1667." 

Wellesley Farms, Mass. Eben Putnam. 



Historical Intelligence 

Heraldry. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society strongly recommends that all coats of arms which can be 

proved to be authentic be offered for record 
with this Society. The arrangements for the 
making and preservation of such records are 
complete, and the volume of recorded arms has 
been begun by the entry therein of a number of 
well-authenticated coats. Printed forms and 
directions for the making of applications may 
be obtained from the Committee, and all com- 
munications on this subject should be addressed 
to the Committee on Heraldry, New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Without taking any position with reference to 
the propriety of assuming arms, the Committee 
will De glad to examine arms or heraldic devices 
which any person or organization desires to as- 
sume, and give advice as to whether the same are heraldically correct or whether 
they violate a right of exclusive use heretofore acquired by others. 




Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the New England Historic Genealogi- 
cal Society. — On Thursday, 18 Mar. 1920, the New England Historic Gen- 
ealogical Society celebrated the seventy-fifth anniversary of its incorporation. 
The Society was organized in Boston in the autumn of 1844, but the act of 
the Massachusetts Legislature making Charles Ewer, J. Wingate Thornton, 
Joseph Willard, and their associates and successors, "a corporation, by the 
name of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, for the purpose of 
collecting, preserving, and occasionally publishing, genealogical and historical 
matter, relating to early New England families, and for the establishment and 
maintenance of a cabinet," was approved by His Excellency George N. Briggs, 
Governor of the Commonwealth, on 18 Mar. 1845. 

The arrangements for the celebration had been placed, by a vote of the Council 
of 7 May 1919, in charge of the Committee on Papers and Essays, consisting 
of John McKinstry Merriam, A.M., of Framingham, Chairman, Alfred Johnson, 
A.M., Litt.D., of Brookline, Miss Mary St. Barbe Eustis of Brookline, Mrs. 
Arthur White Tedcastle of Milton, Mrs. David Floyd of Winthrop, Mrs. Joseph 
Curtis Howes of Allston, and Miss Josephine Elizabeth Rayne of Cambridge; 
and this committee appointed a special reception committee, comprising Mrs. 
Arthur White Tedcastle of Milton, Chairman, Mrs. George Minot Baker of 
Concord, Mrs. Frank Dexter Ellison of Belmont, Mrs. John Fremont Hill of 
Boston, Mrs. William Leander McKee of Boston, and Mrs. Ernest Henry 
Wheeler of Augusta, Me. The programme planned by these two committees 
included a reception to members of the Society and their friends and to invited 
guests in the Society's building, 9 Ashburton Place, Boston, from two until 
six o'clock in the afternoon, and appropriate addresses, followed by' a social 
hour, in the neighboring Ford Hall in the evening. 

In the weeks immediately preceding the celebration the interior of the Society's 
building, which was erected in 1912 and was dedicated on 18 Mar. 1913, was 
repainted, attractive panelling was placed on the walls of the entrance corri- 
dor and the main stairway, the entrances to several of the memorial rooms in 
the building were marked by artistically wrought, perforated, swinging bronze 
signs, the numerous oil portraits owned by the Society were cleaned and ren- 
ovated, and these portraits, with many rare prints, were hung in appropriate 
places in the Library, the offices, and the corridors. 



160 Notes [April 

The many who visited the Society's building in the afternoon were received 
in the corridors and in the several rooms by officers and members who had been 
requested to act as ushers and guides, and the history of the Society, its growth, 
aims, and prospects, and its valuable collections were described. Those who 
helped in this way to welcome members and guests were Messrs. John Carroll 
Chase, Albert Henry Lamson, George Andrews Moriarty, Jr., George Lambert 
Gould, William Prescott Greenlaw, Henry Edwards Scott, Thornton Kirkland 
Lothrop, Jr., Frank Ernest Woodward, James Parker Parmenter, Hosea Starr 
Ballou, William Ogilvie Comstock, Charles Knowles Bolton, Nathaniel Thayer 
Kidder, William Churchill Briggs, Edmund Ingersoll Leeds, John Henry Ed- 
monds, Eben Francis Thompson, Walter Kendall Watkins, and George Sawin 
Stewart, and Miss Mary St. Barbe Eustis, Mrs. Frank Ellsworth Randall, 
and Mrs. Mary Lovering Holman. An orchestra, stationed at the foot of the 
main stairway, played while the reception was in progress. The ladies of the 
reception committee greeted the members and guests in Wilder Hall, and refresh- 
ments were served in the tea room across the corridor, those who poured for 
the various hours being Mrs. George Bicknell Ager of Wellesley Hills, Mrs. 
Charles Knowles Bolton of Brookline, Mrs. John Edward Kincaid of Sher- 
born, Miss Jennie Glover Moseley of Dorchester, Miss Jennie Wallace of Boston, 
and Mrs. William Francis Warden of Paris. These ladies were assisted by 
Mrs. Wallace Osgood Fenn of Brookline, Miss Miriam Gould of Topsfield, and 
several other young ladies. 

In the evening members of the Society and invited guests (including repre- 
sentatives of historical societies, colleges, and libraries) assembled in Ford Hall 
for the literary exercises. The ushers were Charles Francis Dorr Belden, James 
Melville Hunnewell, and William Truman Aldrich of Boston, Joseph Gardner 
Bartlett and Lawrence Brainerd of Cambridge, Edward Holmes Kittredge of 
Arlington, Joseph Harvey White of Chestnut Hill, Everett Jefts Beede of Bel- 
mont, and Charles Eliot Goodspeed of Wollaston. Hon. James Phinney Baxter, 
President of the Society, occupied the chair, and on the platform with him were 
the chaplain and orator of the evening, the vice-presidents, executive officers, 
and councillors of the Society, the chairman of the Committee on Papers and 
Essays, and the ladies of the reception committee. The exercises began at 
eight o'clock with music by the orchestra, after which prayer was offered by 
Rev. A. Z. Conrad, D.D., of the Park Street Church, Boston. The Recording 
Secretary then read three letters, selected from the numerous letters of regret 
and congratulation received by the Committee on Papers and Essays. Tney 
were from the President and Mrs. Wilson, President Hadley of Yale University, 
and Col. W. Gordon McCabe, President of the Virginia Historical Society. 
His Excellency Calvin Coolidge, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, who is an honorary member of the Society, had been specially invited 
to be present and to bring the greetings of the Commonwealth, but he was 
unable to attend the exercises, and his letter of regret was read by the Chair- 
man of the Committee on Papers and Essays. In this letter the Governor wrote: 
"I congratulate your society upon its seventy-five years of service, and wish to 
express to its members the appreciation of the Commonwealth for the contribu- 
tion they have made to the glorious traditions of Massachusetts. I hope at 
each succeeding anniversary that you will have grown in value to the State 
and to the United States as you have during the time you are just now complet- 
ing. My very best wishes go to each and every one of you." President Baxter 
then delivered an address, in which he called attention to the fact that the 
seventy-fifth anniversary of the Society came in the same year with the ter- 
centenary of the Landing of the Pilgrims, spoke of the importance in American 
history of the Pilgrim and Puritan settlers of. New England, and advocated 
the erection of a memorial building, or Temple of Honor, which would not only 
commemorate the Founders of New England but also exert on the uninstructed 
masses of our varied population an educational influence of incalculable worth.* 
He then introduced, as the principal speaker of the evening, Rev. Lemuel Herbert 
Murlin, D.D., LL.D., President of Boston University, who, in a vigorous, lively, 
and thoughtful address entitled The Pilgrim Republic and the New Republics in 
Europe, declared that the numerous republics that have been proclaimed in 
Europe as a result of the World War owe their inspiration to the Pilgrim Re- 

•President Baxter's address is printed in full on pp. 121-124 of this number of the Register. 



1920] Recent Books 161 

public, and that America, being in a sense responsible for the creation of these 
republics, should stand by them, try to protect them from the effects of their 
own political inexperience, and, above all, help to avert from them the terrible 
menace of famine. The United States, haying helped to extinguish the con- 
flagration of war, should not desert Europe in the critical period of reconstruc- 
tion that is now at hand. After the conclusion of Dr. Murlin's illuminating 
and stimulating address the audience, led by the orchestra, rose and sang 
"America," and then, at the invitation of the President, repaired to Kingsley 
Hall, on the floor below, where refreshments were served and a delightful social 
hour was enjoyed. Thus closed a most successful celebration, which served 
not only to recall to those who participated in it the important work of the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society in the three-quarters of a century 
of its existence and to make clear its unequalled equipment for future service, 
but also to commemorate the dauntless "band of exiles" who laid the founda- 
tions, three hundred years ago, of the American Republic. 



RECENT BOOKS 

[The Editor particularly requests persons sending books for listing in the Rboistbb to state, 
for the information of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage 
when sent by mail, and from whom it may be ordered. For the January issue, books should be 
received by Nov. 1; for April, by Feb. 1; for July, by May 1; and for October, by July l.J 

GENEALOGICAL 

Bourne genealogy. History of Richard Bourne and some of his descendants. 
By Hannah S. B. Dykes. Cleveland, Ohio, privately printed by Benjamin F. 
Bourne [1919]. 227 p. map pi. por. 8°. 

Brown genealogy. John Browne, gentleman, of Plymouth (and one branch 
of descendants to the 12th generation). Assistant, commissioner, magistrate, 
pioneer in New England colonial life. He commanded the confidence and esteem 
of the Whites and Indians alike. By George Tilden Brown. [Providence, R. I., 
Remington Press, 1919.] 55 p. fcsm. pi. 8° 

Chickering genealogy. One branch of the Chickering family and the com- 
plete ancestry of Mary Chickering Nichols. By Frederic C. Torrey, A. M. 
Lakehurst, N. J., 1919. 31 p. geneal. tab. il. map 4° 

Fuller genealogy. Genealogy of some descendants of Thomas Fuller of Wo- 
burn. [Vol. 4.] "By William Hyslop Fuller. To which is added supplements 
to volumes 1, 2, 3, previously compiled and published. Printed for the com- 
piler, 1919. 271 p. pi. por. 8° 

Munsey-Hopkins genealogy. A Munsey-Hopkins genealogy, being the ances- 
try of Andrew Chauncey Munsey and Mary Jane Merritt Hopkins, the parents 
of Frank A. Munsey, his brother and sisters. By D[aniel] 0[zro] S[mith] Lowell, 
A. M.. M. D., Litt. D. Boston, privately printed, 1920. 17 + 216 p. geneal. 
tab. 8* 

Reynolds genealogy. 1620-1919. Twenty-eighth annual report. The Rey- 
nolds Family Association, Hotel McAlpin, New York City, October 9 and 10, 
1919. n. p. n. d. 46 p. il. 8° 

Rhodes genealogy. June, 1919. Vol. 1, no. 1. The Rhodes Family in Amer- 
ica. Published by Nelson Osgood Rhoades. [Los Angeles, Bireley & Elson 
Printing Co., 1919.] 7 p. 8° Price 50 cts. per year. Published three times a 
year. Address N. O. Rhoades, 1208 Merchants National Bank Building, Los 
Angeles, Cal. 

Rhodes genealogy. Foreign ancestry number, September, 1919. Vol. 1, 
no. 2. The Rhodes Family in America. Published by Nelson Osgood Rhoades. 
n. p. [1919.] G p. geneal. tab. 8° 



162 Recent Books [April] 

Salisbury genealogy. Salisburian. A genealogical magazine. Vol 1, no. 5. 
By Elon Galusha Salisbury, B. A. Phelps, N. Y. p. 153-192, 8° 

Shedd genealogy. Register of the Shedd Family Association (incorporated), 
vol. 8. Eighth annual meeting, August 20, 1919, Quincy, Mass. Alice M. Shedd, 
Secretary, Newton Centre, Mass. n. p. 1919. 36 p. pi. por. 8° 

BIOGRAPHICAL 

Kittredge, Alfred Beard, memoir. Alfred Beard Kittredge in memoriam. 
n. p. n. d. 15 + [1] p. fcsm. por. 8° 

Wood, Gen. Leonard, life. The life of Leonard Wood. By John G. Holme. 
New York, Doubleday, Page & Co., 1920. 12 + 228 p. pi. 12° 

Union College, Class of 1868. Union College, record of Class of 1868, 50th 
year reunion, 1868-1918. [Concord, N. H., The Rumford Press, 1919.] 49 p. 
d. pi. por. 8° 

HISTORICAL 

(a) General 

Massachusetts, House of Representatives, journals. Journals of the House 
of Representatives of Massachusetts, 1715-1717. Published at the charge of 
the Dowse Fund. The Massachusetts Historical Society, 1919. 10 + 291 p. 4° 

Massachusetts, trees. Historic trees of Massachusetts. By James Ray- 
mond Simmons. Boston, Marshall Jones Co., 1919. 21 + 139 p. pi. 8° 

(b) Local 

Belfast, Me., vital records. Vital records of Belfast, Maine, to the year 1892. 
Vol. 2. Marriages and deaths. Editor, Alfred Johnson, A. M., Litt. D. Com- 
mittee on Publication, William Davis Patterson, Alfred Johnson, A. M., Litt. D. 
Published under authority of the Maine Historical Society, 1919. 671 p. 8° 

Boston, Mass., Old South Church. The two hundred and fiftieth anniversary 
of the founding of the Old South Church [Third Church, 1669] in Boston. 
Imprinted for the Old South Society by the Plimpton Press [o 1919]. 9 + 138 p. 
fcsm. 8° 

Boston, Mass., Sunday schools. Early Sunday schools in Boston. By Albert 
Matthews. Reprinted from the Publications of The Colonial Society of Massa- 
chusetts, vol. 21. Cambridge, John Wilson & Son, 1919. p. 259-285, 4° 

Westfield, Mass., history. Westfield and the World War. United States 
declared war April 6, 1917; armistice signed November 11, 1918. This book 
was compiled by Edward G. Clark under the direction and supervision of the 
"Welcome Home" Committee for distribution on "Welcome Home" day to the 
Veterans of the World War, both soldiers and sailors, September 3, 1919. [West- 
field, Mass., Westfield Times Co. Print, 1919.] 55 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 8° 

SOCIETIES and MAGAZINES 

The National Order of the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe. Instituted 
1716, reorganized April 15, 1916. [List of officers, members, constitution, charter, 
etc.] 24 p. il. pi. 8* 

Society of Sons of the Revolution, California. Roster, war register and chro- 
nology of the Society, Sons of the Revolution in the State of California (26th 
year), January, 1920. n. p. 1920. 43 + [1] p. il. por.;4° 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Longevity. Who shall inherit long life? By Dr. Alexander Graham Bell. 
Washington, D. C, Press of Judd & Detweiler, Inc., 1919. p. 505-514, il. por. 4° 
Reprinted from the National Geographic Magazine, June, 1919. 

The Genealogical Record Office, Alexander Graham Bell, Director, 1601 33th St., Washington, 
D. C., will be glad to receive information concerning all authentic cases of persona now living who 
are more than 90 years of age. The data should include the date of birth of the individual, the 
age at which his or her parents died, and the number of children and ages of his or her children 
and direct descendants. 




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THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



JULY, 1920 



MAJ. HENRY LEE HIGGINSON, A.M., LL.D. 

By Thornton Kirkland Lothrop, Jr., A.B., of Boston, Mass. 

Henry Lee Higginson, although he held no public office, has 
for many years been referred to as the first citizen of Boston. In 
his death, 14 November 1919, the community suffered a great 
loss, as well as Harvard University and the Boston Symphony 
Orchestra and all the other things in which he was interested. The 
New England Historic Genealogical Society was very fortunate in 
obtaining him as one of the early members of the Pilgrim Tercen- 
tenary movement, which began last year and is still going on, and 
also in getting his firm, Lee, Higginson & Company, to act as deposi- 
tory for the fund thus raised. It especially mourns his loss, before 
this membership was completed and just before the year which 
commemorates the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, three 
hundred years ago, had begun.* 

Major Higginson was a man of action rather than of words, and 
this, quite as much as the ever present scar received in action during 
the Civil War, was the reason why he was so constantly referred to 
by his military title, which he gained through service in the Vol- 
unteer Army of the United States during that momentous conflict. 

Although I have referred to him as a man of action, I must not be 
misunderstood as meaning that he was a man of action only. He 
had a great intellect and a large heart as well as a powerful memory. 
He was noticeable for having ideals and cherishing them, and bringing 
them with his ripening years to a full fruition. He could see ahead 
clearly, plan in great detail, and had a fortunate use of words to 
explain both what he thought of value in the past and what he had 
schemed for the future. 

He was born in New York City 18 November 1834, the son of 
George and Mary Cabot (Lee) Higginson. His parents were, how- 
ever, of New England stock, and shortly after his birth they returned 
to Boston, where he was brought up, and where he spent most of 
his life. Besides the Higginsons he was descended from the Jack- 
sons, Lees, Cabots, and other prominent families. It would be going 

'Major Higginson'8 successor in his Pilgrim Tercentenary membership in the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society is his widow, Mrs. Ida Agassiz Higginson. — Editor. 

VOL. LXXIV. 11 



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164 Henry Lee Higginson • [July 

beyond the scope of this article to go into a detailed examination of 
the characteristics of these various families and determine how much 
each affected Major Higginson's thoughts and actions at the vari- 
ous phases of his career. Suffice it to say that, just as the many 
intermarriages of the Cabots, for instance, with the Sewalls, and 
Lowells, and Eliots, and other families, have had an effect on various 
members and branches of the Cabot family and fitted them more 
for judicial, legislative, and administrative service, whilst at the 
same time they continued to retain their pronounced Cabotic char- 
acteristics of easy excellence in whatever they did and constant 
ability to keep on doing something all the time, so the Higginsons 
have shown all along the pronounced characteristics of having ideas 
and thoughts of their own, ability to express them well, courage 
to do so publicly under all circumstances, and a certain strength of 
purpose to cling to them until they were fulfilled. These character- 
istics Major Higginson had to a marked degree, and they were un- 
doubtedly helped, both in the directions they took and in the suc- 
cess he obtained in carrying them out, by the characters of the 
other New England families from whom he was descended and with 
whom he largely associated. 

Major Higginson was descended from Rev. Francis Higginson, 
who was born in England in 1588 and graduated at Cambridge 
University. He had ideas of his own and therefore was obliged to 
leave England, and he arrived in New England on the Talbot in 
1629. He settled in Salem, and died there in August of the follow- 
ing year, 1630. His son John was born in England in 1616, and came 
over with his father. He was more or less in other parts of New 
England, but spent most of his life in Salem, where he died 9 De- 
cember 1708. The family continued largely in Salem during the 
Colonial period. Stephen Higginson was born there 28 November 
1743, but later moved to Boston, and died in Boston 22 November 
1828. One grandson of his was Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 
noted for his opposition to the extension and continuation of slavery 
in the United States, which he was able to help in abolishing by 
active military service in the F deral Army during the Civil War, 
and noted afterwards as an m\ jrian. 

Another grandson of this Stt. >hen Higginson was George Hig- 
ginson, who married Mary Cat ; ', Lee and moved to New York, 
where Henry Lee Higginson was torh. His older brother was named 
George after his father, and his two younger brothers were named 
James Jackson and Francis Lee. His only sister was Mary, who 
married Mr. S. Parkman Blake. George, the father, shortly re- 
turned to Boston, where Henry Lee Higginson was brought up, 
attended the Boston Latin School, and entered Harvard College in 
1851. He only stayed at Harvard a scant year, as trouble with his 
eyes made it impossible to continue there longer; but during that 
year, as well as during the previous years at the Latin School, he 
formed many friendships which lasted through the rest of his life 
and affected it to a certain degree. It was here that he showed 
athletic prowess on the football field, in those days more .like the 
Bloody Monday rush of later years than the organized game now 



-1920] Henry Lee Higginson 165 

called football. Athletic ability and muscular strength were always 
with him, although hampered of course by the severe wounds which 
he suffered in the Civil War. In later years he was, like Gladstone, 
very fond of taking his exercise in cutting down trees, and near 
his eightieth birthday I have known him 'to go to New Haven in 
a day coach and walk to the Yale football field, and return the 
same way. 

After leaving Harvard College Mr. Higginson took a short trip 
abroad, and when he returned continued his education in a duller 
way, by filling a place at Samuel and Edward Austin's counting- 
house. Here he stayed a year and a half or a little more, and then 
went abroad once more with several of his best friends. They re- 
turned, but he stayed on the other side to study music. This, the 
greatest pleasure of his life, he pursued for three years, mostly in 
Vienna, and with some of the most famous teachers; but his eyes 
gave out again, this time more seriously, and in November 1860 
he returned to Boston. He stated then that he would be glad to 
live in Boston, if he could only find something to do, and very 
shortly there was plenty for him to do. In March 1861 Abraham 
Lincoln was inaugurated as President of the United States, and in 
April Fort Sumter was fired on and the Civil War had begun. 

Full of enthusiasm and animated with a strong sense of duty 
both to his country and to the antislavery cause, Mr. Higginson 
was among the first to volunteer. He helped Col. (then Capt.) James 
Savage recruit Co. D, in the Second Regiment of Massachusetts 
Volunteers, and on 21 May 1861 was commissioned second lieu- 
tenant and on 8 July first lieutenant with the same company. The 
regiment after a while was sent to the front, reporting to General 
Patterson at Martinsburg, Va. He did not stay with it long, how- 
ever, but was sent North for more recruiting and drilling, although 
in a slightly different line. About 1 November 1861 he was com- 
missioned captain in the First Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer 
Cavalry. It was first stationed at Readville, Mass., but later was 
sent to Maryland, South Carolina, and then Virginia, remaining 
all the while with the Army of .the Potomac. On 28 March 1862 
he was commissioned major an -given active charge of a battalion 
in this regiment. On 17 June j 463, at the Battle of Aldie, in Vir- 
ginia, he was severely woundec ■ n three or more places. The effects 
of these wounds he bore throu fo .i life, and it is wonderful how much 
he accomplished in despite of them. For a detailed account of the 
action as affecting Major Higginson I refer the reader to Mr. J. T. 
Morse, Jr's., admirable article in The Harvard Graduates' Magazine 
for March 1920. 

From Aldie Major Higginson was sent to stations and hospitals 
until he finally reached Washington and then Boston. Recovery 
was very slow, but it had its advantages, as it was then that he 
married Miss Ida Agassiz. She was a daughter of Professor Louis 
Agassiz and a sister of Mrs. Quincy A. Shaw and of Alexander Agassiz. 
She was a constant help and encouragement to him through life, 
and gave him an additional group of relatives and friends, who in- 
creased his already wide horizon. Despite this he was itching to get 



166 Henry Lee Higginson [July 

back to the army, and in July 1864 he obtained a new position as 
aide on General Barlow's staff. The work was too severe for: him, 
however, and he then tried to get employment in the Reserve Corps. 
Failing in this, he was honorably discharged in September 1864. 

In January 1865 Major Higginson started in civil life once more. 
After experimenting with the agency of an oil company in Ohio 
and, with his friend and companion soldier, Col. Charles F. Morse, 
and others, in the sea-island cotton business in Georgia, he found a 
place waiting for him at home with Lee, Higginson & Company, 
where he stayed the rest of his life. They already had a good busi- 
ness, and it grew rapidly after he became a partner. Copper mines, 
western railroads, and other industries of this growing country, 
in which he and his relatives had interests, blossomed marvellously 
as the result of their practical energy, and the business of the firm 
grew with them. 

Soon Major Higginson decided that he could well devote his 
time and money to something else besides his business, and in 1881 
he started the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This put the best 
music before the music lovers of Greater Boston for more than half 
the year, and let the inhabitants of many other cities know some of 
the advantages of living here. He paid all the losses, calculated 
at nine hundred thousand dollars by 1912 and at about a million 
and a quarter dollars in all. He undoubtedly paid many other 
things which never got on the books at all. He also gave much 
time and thought to the orchestra, and made no end of trips to 
Europe to get the best conductors and musicians. His control and 
influence over the men were remarkable, and he never allowed 
them to join any musicians' union or other organization of that kind 
which might prevent the employment of the best talent available. 
When the United States entered the World War the conductor was 
arrested as a spy and imprisoned for the rest of the War, and this 
was a very sad blow to Major Higginson. 

His connection with Harvard College was the only other thing 
as strong as his love for his orchestra. His only degree there was 
the honorary degree of Master of Arts in 1882, although he received 
the degree of Doctor of Laws from Yale in 1901 and from Williams 
in 1912. But he served as a member of the Corporation of Harvard 
College for twenty-six years, from the time of his appointment 
in 1893 until the day of his death. President Eliot has stated that 
during all those years he was noted for the "utmost punctuality, 
assiduity, devotion, and high intelligence," and President Lowell 
has confirmed this opinion. He was recognized the world over among 
Harvard men for two great gifts to the University, Soldiers Field 
in 1890 and the Harvard Union in 1899. To these might be added a 
third, not thought of so much, perhaps, but almost equally appreci- 
ated, the playing of the Symphony Orchestra, ever since its founda- 
tion, in Sanders Theatre. 

Henry Lee Higginson is gone, and as a patriot, soldier, citizen, 
and Harvard man there is no one at present to take his place. 



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INSCRIPTIONS IN THE TOWN CEMETERY 
AT THE VILLAGE OF BAKERSFIELD, VT. 

Copied and communicated by Herbert Williams Denio, A.M., 

of New York City 

[Continued from page 155] 

Harriet M. Wife of Clark Barnes Died May 1, 1870, JE. 45 Yrs. [Widow, 

dau. of Ezra and Harriett Farwell, d. May 4, 1870, a. 47 years. Com- 
mitted suicide.] 

Father and Mother Barnes 
Harvey Barnes JE. 73 Yrs. & 8 M's. Jan. 3, 1900. 

Esther E. Downs. Wife of Harvey Barnes. M. 67 Yrs. & 5 M's. Jan. 
30, 1897. [Dau. of John and Sarah (Gaby) Downs, b. in Enos- 
burgh, Vt., a. 68 years.] 
Hollis W. Son of H. & E. E. Barnes, Died Apr. 17, 1856. JE. 6 yrs. 10 mos. 

& 1 day. 
J. Austin Barnes 1847-1916. [John Austin, son of Austin and Eleanor 

(Giddings) Barnes, b. Oct. 14, 1847, d. Jan. 16, 1916, a. 68 years, 3 

months, 2 days.] 

His Wife Mary J. Skinner 1850- 
Jerusha E. Daughter of Joshua & Elthina Barnes. Died June 15, 1853. 

Aged 13 Years. 
[Joshua Barnes]* Died and Burried in Jericho, N. Y. Feb. 21, 1813, M. 56 

Ys. 

Mary, Wife of the Above Died Sept. 9, 1847, JE. 90 Ys. 
Lewis B. Son of H. & E. E. Barnes, Died Apr. 17, 1856, JE. 8 yrs, 5 mos. 

& 21 ds. 
Martha, Wife of Elijah Barnes, Died Sept. 11, 1856, Age 65 Years. 
Mother Mary A. Paige Wife of Merritt Barnes, Born June 26, 1820, 

Died Oct. 18, 1888. [Mary Ann, dau. of Jesse and Mary Page, b. in 

Hardwick, Mass., a. 67 years, 3 months, 24 days.] 
Mary E. Wife of C. S. Barnes Died Jan. 28, 1876, JE. 52 Yrs. 
Merritt Barnes, Died Feb. 24, 1877, JE. 59 Y'rs & 8 Mo's [Son of Comfort 

and Sophia (Corse) Barnes.] 
Millo son of C. M. & M. L. Barnes, Died Apr. 2, 1899, JE. 15 Yrs. & 8 ms.f 
In Memory of Nancy Wife of Deacon, Cyrus Barnes, died March 24, 1847. 

Aged 53 Yrs. 8 Ms. 
Willie B. Son of Harvey & Esther E. Barnes died June 5, 1873, JE. 14 yrs. 

1 mo. 5 ds. [Willie M., son of Harvey and Esther (Downs) Barnes.] 
Wyatt C. Barnes Born June 10, 1821. Died Apr. 8, 1896. [Son of Joshua 

and Abigal (Weston) Barnes, d. Apr. 7, 1896, a. 75 years, 4 months, 

2 days.] 

His Wife Lucy Rice Born Apr. 21, 1824, Died May 13, 1911. [Dau. 
of Benjamin and Matilda (Gaba) Rice, b. at Enosburg, Vt., d. 
from accidental burns, a. 87 years, 22 days.] 
In Memory of Abigail W. daugh'r of Joshua & Abigail Barns, died March 4. 

1844, Aged 30 years. 
In Memory of Hannah Barns, died Sept. 23rd 1814 aged 20 years. 
Joshua Barns, Died Dec. 25, 1854; JE. 76 yrs. 8 mos. & 24 ds. 
Lewis son of Peter & Lucy M. Batreau, died May 20, 1857. Aged 3 m's. 
[a. 3 years.] 

*Top of stone broken off. 

tSon of Carlos M. and M. E. (Gooclspeed) Barnes. — m. l. s. 



168 Inscriptions at Baker sfield, Vt. [July 

Beals * 
Elisha Beals 1824-1912 [Elisha EL, son of Cheslin and Dimice (Isham) 

Beals, b. at Fairfield, Vt., Jan. 20, 1824, d. May 29, 1912.] 
Ruth Kenney Beals 1831-1904 [Dau. of Chester and Betsey (Hurlbert) 
Kinnedy, b. at Fairfield, Vt., Mar. 9, 1830, d. Aug. 9, 1904, a. 74 
years, 5 months.] 
Fred W. Beals 1854-1892 [Son of Elisha and Ruth (Kinney) Beals, 

d. Oct. 30, 1892, a. 39 years, 6 months, 10 days.] 
Emma Tillotson Beals 1858-1906 [Emma Evangaline, dau. of S. O. 
and M. J. (Doane) Tillotson, b. in Ohio Aug. 1, 1858, d. Dec. 13, 
1906, a. 48 years, 4 months, 12 days.] 
Henry B. son of Lewis & Delia Beardsley. Died March 2 1846. M. 5 m's. 
In Memory of Charlotte daughter of John D. & Susan Berry, who died 

March 11th 1825. Aged 6 months & 25 days. 
L. E. Wilcox Wife of E. F. Bessey. Died July 28, 1865, M. 20 Y's & 7 D's. 
Nancy Dunivan, Wife of Norman Bessey, died -Sept. 1, 1865, M. 44 yrs. 

[Dau. of J. and Abigail Donovan, b. in Enosburgh, Vt.] 
Sacred to the Memory of Mina Billing daughter of Silas & Betsey Billing. 

who died April 1st AD. 1818. aged 18 years. 
Widow Reliance Billings. Died Sept. 29th 1833: Aged 97 years <$f 27 days. 
To the memory of Capt. Silas Billings, who died May 4th 1838. Aged 78 

years. 
In memory of Francis O. Bisbee who died in his 5th year. [Son of C. C. 

and Eunice Bisbee, d. Feb. 17, 1857, a. 4 years, 9 months, 8 days.] 
Alice A. Dau. of Chas & Sophia Bishop Born June 10 1859. Died Mar. 8, 

1895. 
Charles Bishop Died June 28, 1887. M. 70 Y'rs. [Son of William and 

Elizabeth Bishop, d. June 29, 1887, a. 70 years, 3 months, 15 days.] 
Sophia. Wife of Charles Bishop Died May 13, 1898. M. 81 Y'rs. 
Ariel Blodgett 1802-1884 

His Wife Lucy Caroline Hale 1812-1868 [Dau. of Nathan and Lucy 

(Dee) Hale, d. May 8, 1868.] 
Ann T. Blodgett 1835-1910. 
Diannia Ovitt Wife of Edgar Bocash Died Mar. 28, 1895. M. 53 Ys & 11 Ms. 
[Dau. of Davis and Mary (Bigford) Ovitt, b. in Sheldon, Vt., a.^54 
years, 4 months, 12 days.] 
Charles Died Sept. 19, 1890 M. 19 Y'rs. [a. 17 years, 7 months.] 

Gertie Died Sept. 24, 1890 M. 10 Y'rs. [Gertrude, dau. of Elixie and 
Mary (LaGro) Bonor.] 

Children of Lixey and Mary Bornor. 
Carrie E. dau't of N. & Eliza Boutell Died Oct. 13, 1863. M. 1 yr. <fe 6'ms. 
[Cairry, dau. of E. N. and Eliza Boutell, a. 1 year, 5 months, 29 days.] 
Father. Earl N. Boutell; Died Dec. 1, 1892, M. 65 y'rs. [Son of William 

and Polly (Dean) Boutell, a. 65 years, 7 months, 3 days.] 
Mother Eliza Ann Lathrop, Wife of Earl N. Boutell, Died Jan. 3, 1893, 
M. 67 y'rs. [Dau. of Nelson and Sally (Whitney) Lathrop, b. in Wol- 
cott, Vt., d. Jan. 31, 1893, a. 66 years, 2 months, 3 days.] 
Florence May Daughter of G. H. & Clara E. Boutell 1896-1905. [Dau. T of 
George H. and Clara E. (Hill) Boutell, b. Aug. 12, 1896, d. Nov. 12, 
1905, a. 9 years, 3 months, 1 day.]| 
George H. Boutell 1864- 

Clara E. Hill His Wife 1869- 
Hattie M. 1886-1889 
Florence M. 1896-1905 

*The individunl inscriptions accompanying this monument are on markers. 
tSee also inscription on her father's monument. 



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Hattie May Daughter of G. H. & E. A. Boutell Died Aug. 22. 1889 M. 3 

Y'rs. [Dau. of George H. and Edith (Ellis) Boutell, d. in Johnson, Vt.]* 

John Boutell Died Nov. 9, 1865, Aged 41 Y'rs & 1 Mo. [Son of William 

and Polly (Dean) Boutell.] 
Josephus Boutell 1799-1821 

Ruthe His Wife 1793-1867 [Dau. of Hayden, b. in Sudbury, 

Mass., d. Feb. 4, 1867, a. 74 years.] 
Josephus Boutell June 30, 1822-Mar. 9 1902 [Son of Josephus and 

Ruth Boutell, a. 80 years, 8 months.] 

Harriet Stanley His Wife June 21, 1826-June 28, 1910 [Dau. of 

Oliver and Lois (Hammond) Stanley, b. in Franklin, Vt., a. 84 

years, 5 months, 7 days.] 

Willie their son March 5 1868-Dec. 12, 1868 [a. 8 months, 27 days.] 

Polly Wife of William Boutell Died Dec. 19, 1877. Aged 80 Y's. 2 M's. & 17 

D's. [Dau. of and Polly Dean, a. 80 years, 2 months, 15 days.] 

William Boutell Died Dec. 25, 1865, aged 70 Y's 9 M's. & 20 D's. [Born in 

Barnard, Vt., a. 71 years, 1 month, 10 days.] 
Nellie Infant Dau of A. C. & Wilma Bradford. [Dau. of A. C. and Wilma 

(Bellows) Bradford, stillbirth, Oct. 17, 1905.] 
Sylvia Stebbins Wife of James H. Bradish Died Nov. 1, 1897. M. 68 Y'rs. 

[Dau. of Tristin and Sabena Clement, d. Dec. 1, 1897, widow.] 
Lester Brewer Died May 17, 1895. M. 73 Y'rs. 2 Ms. & 2 Ds. 
Mary A Eastman Wife of Lester Brewer Died July 4, 1887. M. 56 Y'rs. 11 

Ms. & 4 D's. 
Abigail Wife of Jonas Brigham Died July 16. 1840. Aged 76 years. 
Albert G. Brigham Mar. 12, 1836- Jan. 5, 1908 [Son of Fay and Selina (Hall) 
Brigham, a. 71 years, 9 months, 24 days.] 

His Wife Celina S. Larabee May 18, 1846- Jan. 23, 1913. [Sagy [?] 
Celina, dau. of George and Cynthia (Stevens) Larabee, b. in Berk- 
shire, Vt., May 18, 1846.] 
Annah Wife of Jonas Brigham Esq. Died Oct. 14. 1802. Aged 53 years. 
Asa Brigham Died April 11 1854. Aged 67 Years. 
Baxter Brigham Feb. 1, 1816-Sept. 27, 1856. 

His Wife Laura Maria Chase Nov. 24, 1822-Nov. 7, 1906 
Their only Son Dorr Baxter Nov. 27, 1847-Sept. 26, 1856. 
Erected by Elva Brigham Brownell their only daughter 
Bradley Brigham Born At Bakersfield; Vt. Died Feb. 16, 1892, M. 78 

Years. [Son of Asa and Sally (Hardy) Brigham.] 
Dorthy Potter Wife of Bradley Brigham Born at Bakersfield, Vt. Died Feb. 

21, 1892, M. 69 years. [Dau. of Silas Potter, d. Feb. 4, 1892.] 
Eli Brigham Died Apr. 7. 1848. Aged 74 Yrs. 
Hattie Fay, Dau. of Josiah F. & Jane F. Brigham Died Feb. 6, 1864. M. 

5 ys. 7 ms. 
Hollis Brigham Born June 2, 1825. Died Aug. 21, 1898. 
J. F. Brigham Died Aug. 28, 1878. M. 77 Yrs. [Josiah Fay Brigham, a. 76 
years, 10 months.] 

Sylvina Hall Wife of J. F. Brigham Died Nov. 20, 1844. M. 33 Yrs. 
Jane Fay Wife of J. F. Brigham Sept. 12, 1822, Jan. 30, 1899. [Born 
in Canada, age 77 years.] 
Jonas Brigham Esq. Died Dec. 1 1826. Aged 78 years. 
Jonas Brigham Jr. Died J&Hllegible] 1841, M. 58 [?] Yrs. 

Eunice Wife of Jonas Brigham Died Sept. 2, 1841, M. 61 Yrs. 
Annah D. Brigham Died Apr. 17, 1894. M. 80 Yrs.f 
Jonas Draper son of Eli & Mary Brigham died Feb. 29, 1822 [sic] age 17 Years. 

*Sce also inscription on her father's monument. 
fDaughter of Jonas, Jr., and Eunice Brigham. 



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Lucy daughter of Eli & Mary Brigham died March 31 1822. Aged 9 Mos. 
Mary wife of Eli Brigham died Feb. 22, 1822. Aged 46 Y'rs. 
Mary Powers, Wife of S. Sumner Brigham, Born July 4, 1812, Died Dec. 18, 
1895. [Dau. of Peter and Sally (Start) Powers, b. at Templeton, N. H., 
d. Dec. 8, 1895, a. 83 years, 7 months, 4 days.] 
Mercy, Wife of Eli Brigham, Died Aug. 13, 1872, M. 86 Yrs. [Mercy 

Taylor Brigham, a. 85 years, 8 months, 1 day, widow.] 
Nahum Brigham 1827-1893. [Son of Asa and Sally (Hardy) Brigham, d. 
Aug. 18, 1893, a. 66 years, 3 mos. and 9 days, single.] 

Rebecca Gallop 1822-1866. [Rebecca, dau. of Asa and Sally (Hardy) 

Brigham, d. Oct. 4, 1866, a. 64 years, 2 months, lo" days.] 
Abigail Brigham 1818-1894*. 
[Noah Brigham, see inscription to 0. T. Houghton.] 
S. Sumner Brigham Born Oct. 30, 1803, Died Jan. 18, 1883. 
Sally Wife of Asa Brigham Died August 13 1854. Aged 66 Years. 
In memory of Sally W. wife of Josiah F. Brigham. who died March 11, 1829, 
in the 21st year of her age. The youngest daughter of Foster & Amity 
Paige. 
In memory of Seneca P. son of Josiah F. & Sally Brigham. who died March 

10. 1831. Aged 2 years & 20 days. 
Uriah Brigham. Born in Marlboro, Mass: July 11, 1757. Died in Bakersfield 
Vt: Sept. 16, 1820. 

His Wife Elizabeth Fay Born in Southboro, Mass: April 28, 1767. 

Died in Boston, Mass: Nov. 9, 1837. 
Cheney Brigham April 22, 1793. Jan. 28. 1865. [Son of Jonas Brigham, 

d. Jan. 25, 1865, a. 71 years, 10 months, widower.] 
His Wife Elizabeth Brigham Jany 8, 1794. April 12, 1853. 
A. Kendall Brigham. Oct. 31, 1821. Nov. 25, 1870. [Son of Cheney 
and Betsey Brigham, d. Dec. 26, 1870, in Fairfield, Vt., a. 48 years.] 
Uriah Brigham Jun. Sept. 3, 1795 Oct. 17, 1814 
Breck Brigham Nov. 23, 1799 June 28, 1818. . 
Robert B. Brigham Nov. 1, 1826- Jan. 2, 1900. 
Elizabeth F. Brigham Jan. 20, 1824-Apr. 30, 1909. 

Erected by Robert B. & Elizabeth F. Brigham. 
W. O. Brigham, JE. 73 Y'rs & 5 Mo's. Nov. 3, 1909. [William Oakley, son 
of S. S. and Mary (Powers) Brigham, b. May 16, 1836, a. 73 years, 5 
months, 17 days.] 

His Wife Nella M. Perkins M. 49 Y'rs 9 Mo's. Dec. 10, 1893 [Dau. 
of John and Betsey (Pearson) Perkins, a. 49 years, 9 months, 4 
days.] 
Anna H. Tracy Wife of Dr. C. S. Brigham, Leominster Mass. 1866- 

1898 [Dau. of Tracy, wife of Clarence S. Brigham.] 

Rilla Field Worthing Wife of W. O. Brigham 1846- 
Charles B. Brown Born Nov. 12, 1818. Died Jan. 26, 1891. 

Louisa H. Brown Born Jan. 27, 1825. Died Dec. 3, 1893. [Dau. of 

Levi Wheelock, d. Dec. 3, 1892, a. 68 years.] 
Jemima A. Brown Born Jan. 3, 1821. Died Dec. 12, 1843.f 
Ellen A. Brown Born Aug. 25, 1845. Died Nov. 11, 18984 
Elsie L. daughter of R. H. & M. Brown died Oct. 5, 1865. JE. 7 Yrs. 11 Mo. 

& 20 ds. 
[Fanny L. Brown, see inscription to Benjamin Doane.] 
G. W. Brown Died Dec. 11, 1879. JE. 62 Y'rs. [Born in Scotland, a. 62 years, 
4 months, 11 clays.] 

*A sister of Nahum Brigham. 
tFirst wife of C. B. Brown. — m. l. 8. 
^Daughter of C. B. Brown. — M. L. s. 



1920] Inscriptions at Baker sfield, Vt. 171 

Jane Wife of G. W. Brown. Died Jan. 12, 1898. M. 79 Y's. & 15 
D's. [Died Jan. 13, 1898, a. 79 years, 11 days, widow.] 
Father Hugh Brown Jan. 18, 1819 Feb. 20, 1875. 

Mother Mary Brown Sept. 19. 1824, Mar. 27, 1904.* 
Hugh J. son of George W. & Jane Brown. Died Dec. 19, 1872, M. 22 Ys. 

&4Ms.f 
Lillie May. daughter of R. H. & Melinda Brown, died Aug. 5, 1870 Aged 10 

Mo. & 15 days. 
Melinda wife of R. H. Brown. Died Feb. 12, 1872. M. 36 y'rs 7 mo's & 2 days. 
Sacred to the Memory of Nelson Brown who died Decembr 1813. in 21st 

year of his age. 
Orpha A. Wife of William W. Brown Died Feb. 11, 1883. M. 26 Y'rs. & 2 
Mo's. [Dau. of Eliphalet and Electa (Corse) Ovitt, b. in Enosburg, Vt.] 

[Brown-Foote Monument] X 
Rollin G. Brown 1847-1881 [Son of Edwin P. and Olive (Carpenter) 
Brown, b. in Enosburg, Vt., d. Dec. 14, 1881, a. 34 years, 10 
months.] 
Lorette H. Maynard Brown 1842-1916. [Mrs. Lorette, dau. of 
[Jesse] Knowles Maynard, b. Oct. 6, 1841, d. in St. Albans Hospital 
Dec. 1. 1917, a. 75 years, 27 days.] 
Lizzie M. Maynard Swan Foote 1830-1907 

Sumner R. Brown 1882-1886 [Son of Rollin G. and Lorett (Maynard) 
Brown, b. in Bakersfield, d. Aug. 16, 1886, a. 4 years, 6 months, 
6 days.] 
Baby [Hattie, dau. of Rollin and Emma (Farwell) Brown, d. Sept. 30, 1893, 

a. 1 month, 5 days.] 
[Cynthia M. (Jones) (Atwood) Brush, see inscription to Nathan Jones.] 
Harriet Provo, Wife of Julius Burdo, Died Jan. 19, 1864, Aged 44 years. 
Charles E. Burleson Dec. 18, 1879- 

His Wife Ella J. Wanzer Sept. 22, 1879- July 17, 1909 
William Bycraft Died Oct. 28, 1880. M. 50 Y'rs. 

His Wife Elizabeth Died June 19, 1892. M. 64 Y'rs. 
E.C. 
In Memory of Charlotte E. Cady who departed this life July 23rd 1823. 

aged 9 weeks. Died with the small pox. 
Eliza Jane wife of Rev. T. H. Canfield died May 19, 1845, M. 36 Ys. & 5 M. 
[Clarence George Cantwell, see inscription to Willard Weightman.] 
Philander G. son of P. H. & C. G. Carnes. died April 3, 1848 Aged 1 Year 

3 Ms. & 13 Days. 
Philander H. Carnes, Died Dec. 17, 1853. Aged 27 y's 2 m's. 28 d's. 
Betsey, Wife of Timothy Carroll Died June 19, 1868, Aged 77 Y'rs. [Dau. 

of Thomas , b. in Athens, Vt., d. June 17, 1868, a. 77 years, 8 

months.] 
Timothy Carroll, Died Sept. 25, 1856. Aged 72 y'rs. 
William § 
William O. Casey 1858-1888 

Henry B. Casey 1856-1915 
George C. Centerbar 1855-19 

His Wife Alice M. Reed 1853-19 
Earl A. 1883-1901 

•The words "Father" and "Mother" are on a monument. The names and dates are on two 
^markers. 

tThis inscription is repeated on the monument of Hugh J. Brown's father. 

JOnly the surnames Brown and Foote appear on the monument, the former on the west face 
and the latter on the east face. The individual inscriptions are on markers. Lizzie M. Maynard 

married (1) Swan, and lived in the West. She returned to the East and married (2) 

Foote. Lorette H. Maynard was her half sister. 

§William Casey. — m. l. s. 



172 Inscriptions at Bakersfield, Vt. [July 

Abigail E. Morse Wife of A. J. Chadwick. Born Bakersfield, Vt. 1849-1894.* 
Hattie E Ayers Wife of J. M. Chadwick Died Feb. 9, 1868, M. 27 Y'rs. 10 

Mo's. & 5 D's. 
In Memory of John Chamberlain, who died Feby 20th 1822. Aged 26 years. 
Infant Daughter of A. B. & Julia Chappell [Dau. of Alfred B. and Julia E. 

(Guilmette) Chappell, stillbirth, June 22, 1906.] 
Mrs. Bell E. Charge May 1, 1855. July 3, 1905. [Dau. of Hiram and 
Lucy C. (Janes) Dontan, b. in East Enosburgh, Vt., a. 50 years, 2 
months, 2 days.l 

Adelia Chase Died Aug. 23, 1903. M. 60 Y'rs. [Dau. of Elijah and 

(Bartlett) Stratton, b. at Fairfield, wife of Van B. Chase, a. 60 years, 3 
months, buried at North Cambridge, Vt.] 
Nellie E. Dau. of A. Chase Born July 13, 1859 Died Mar. 14, 1880. [Eve- 
line Nelly, dau. of Aaron and Eveline (Glover) Chase, b. at Franklin, 
Vt., a. 20 years, 8 months, single.] 
[Clinton A. Chaumont, see inscription to Frank G. Nutting.] 
Annie E. Shattuck Wife of M. L. Child, Died Feb. 23, 1883, M. 23 Y'rs. 

Childf 
Thomas 1779-1862 [Born at Westminster, Mass., d. Apr. 26, 1862, 

a. 82 years, 11 months, 26 days.] 
Lydia 1780-1853 
Mariette 1828-1854 
Marcus 1816-1865 
Betsy 1811-1871 [Betsey B., dau. of Simon and Phebe (Bowers) 

Maynard, d. Apr. 12, 1871, a. 60 years, 5 months, 4 days.] 
Chauncy 1806-1865 [Son of Thomas and Lydia (Adams) Child, d. 

Oct. 31, 1865, a. 58 years, 7 months, 10 days.] 
Mary 1829-1902 
Proctor 1817-1897 [Solomon Proctor Child, d. Feb. 23, 1897, a. 80 

years, 1 month, 17 days.] 
Matilda 1827-1877 [Jan C. Matilda, dau. of [illegible], b. at Carls- 
haven, d. Aug. 6, 1877, a. 50 years, 7 months, 23 days.] 
Albert 1865-1870 [Albert Stillman, son of S. P. and Matilda Child, 

d. Nov. 20, 1870, a. 5 years, 1 month, 1 day J 
Louise 1857-1862 [Louisa, dau. of S. P. and Matilda Child, d. Jan. 3, 
1862, a. 5 years, 7 months, 20 days.] 
Mrs. Sarah L. Church Died Apr. 1, 1891 M. 73 Ys. 
Arad Converse, Died May 8, 1879, M. 83 Y'rs 8 Mo's. & 15 D's. [b. in 

Brookfield, Mass., d. May 8, 1878, a. 82 years, 8 months, 15 days.] 
Burton H. Son of Josiah & Minerva E. Converse, Died Feb. 19, 1864, M. 

3 y's & 8 m's. 
Charles J. son of Josiah & Mary P. Converse. Died Oct. 24, 1840. M. 

10 yr's & 5 mo's. 
Cheney Converse. Died May 21, 1890, M. 32 Y'rs. [Son of Josiah and 
Minerva (Parker) Converse, single.] 

Converse. f 
Cheney R. Converse 1812-1904 [Son of Josiah and Matilda (Ayers) 

Converse, b. Dec. 19, 1813, d. Aug. 19, 1904, a. 91 years, 8 

months, 27 days, a widower.] 
His Wife Jane A. Bassett 1812 1837 
His Wife Sarah Bailey 1822 1849 
Fanny Converse Wife of Joel Parkhurst 1800 1875 
Infant Dau. of C. R. & J. A. Converse 
Infant son of C. R. & J. A. Converse 

•She died in California. — m. l. s. 

fThe surname is on a monument. The individual inscriptions are on markers. 



1920] Inscriptions at Bakersfield, Vt. 173 

9 

Elisha J. son of Josiah & Minerva Converse, died June 8, 1S53. aged 11 mo's. 

Eunice M. Parker, Wife of Josiah Converse Died Dec. 9, 1914, M. 87 Ys. 

[Minerva E., dau. of Elisha and Eunice (Dean) Parker, b. May 13, 1827, 

a. 87 years, 6 months, 26 days.] 

Jehial H. Converse Died March 29, 1885. M. 54 Y'rs. [Son of Arad Con- 
verse, a. 54 years, 10 months, 1 day.] 

His Wife Mary K. Leach Died April 3, 18S5. M. 55 Y'rs. [Dau. 
of Royal and Mary (Newton) Leach, b. at Waterville, Vt., &. 51 
years, 10 months, 27 days.] 

Mr. Josiah Converse Died Apr. 13, 1847 M. 81 Yr & 6 Ms. 

Josiah Converse, Died June 5, 1873, M. 75 Ys. [Son of Josiah and Kate 
Converse, b. in Massachusetts.] 

In Memory of Josiah Converse jr. His infant child Died Feb. the 12th 1826. 

Mary Stone Wife of Josiah Converse Died Jan. 12, 1849 Age 44 Years. 

Matilda Wife of Josiah Converse, Died Dec. 11, 1857. Aged 87, Years. 
[Dau. of Jabez Ayers, b. in Brookfield, Mass., a. 87 years, 4 months, 14 
days.] 

Owen J. son of J. H. & M. K. Converse. Died July 13, 1886. M. 10 Weeks. 
[James Owen, son of Jehial K. and Mary (Leach) Converse, a. 2 months, 
17 days.] 

Roxana H. Wife of Arad Converse, Died Sept. 14, 1855, M. 51 Y'rs & 10 Mo's. 

Infant Son of J. H. & M. K. Converse Died Oct. 17, 1857. 

John Corlis Died Oct. 19, 1837. JE. 51 yrs. 

Asenath Corse, M. 97 Ys. 4 Ms. Dec. 2, 1862. 

In memory of Azariah Corse, who Died March 5th 1835. Aged 76 years. 

Azariah Corse Jr. Died May 6, 1868. M. 81 years. [Son of Azariah Corse, 

b. in Hebron, N. Y., a. 80 years, 11 months, 15 days.] 

Betsey, daughter of Ezeriah & Asenath Corse, died July 24. 1813. aged 3 

years & 2 months. 
Betsey Sanders, Wife of Azariah Corse, Jr. Died May 11, 1859, M. 64 y'r 

3 mo. 

Edgar J. Corse Feb. 12, 1853- 

His Wife Hattie A. Whiting Dec. 7, 1842- 
Their Son George Clinton May 1, 1881-Mar. 23, 1900* 
George Clinton Corse Aug. 29, 1823-June 30, 1903 [Son of Azriah and 
Betsee Corse, a. 79 years, 10 months.] 
His Wife Ann Janette Houghton June 23, 1821-Sept. 7, 1887 [Dau. 
of Joel and Lucy Houghton, d. Sept. 9, 1887, a. 66 years, 2 months, 
17 days.] 
Albert Chaston Aug. 8, 1851 Jan. 23, 1852 
Hubert Clinton Feb. 28, 1856 Mar. 12, 1856 
Harriet, daughter of Ezeriah Jr. & Betsey Corse, died Sept. 27. 1814. aged 

4 weeks. 

Maria, daughter of Azariah Jun. and Betsey Corse, died August 26th AD 

1819. aged 1 year & 15 days. 
Maria Daughter of Azariah & Betsey Corse, Died Feb. 16 1849 Aged 13 

Years & 28 days. 
Mary Ann daughter of Azariah & Betsey Corse died May 8 1842 aged 14 

years 5 mo. & 2 ds. 
Mary C. daugh. of G. & L. Corse died Apr. 12, 1837, M. 15 mo. 
Norman, son of Azariah Jun and Betsey Corse, died March 19th AD 1826. 

aged 10 months. 
Rensselaer C. son of Gad & Lucella Corse died March 1st 1826. aged 1 month 

& 15 days. 

*A marker bears the inscription "Mother" (probably indicating the grave of the mother of 
Edgar J. Corse), and another marker reads "Clinton." 



174 Inscriptions at Bakersfield, Vt. [July 

An Infant son, of Ezeriah Jr. & Betsey Corse, was born & died May 1816. 
An Infant son. of Ezeriah Jr. & Betsey Corse was born & died March 1817. 
In Memory of Eliza Brown Wife of Thos. C. Cowan Who Died Dec. 19, 1S87 
Aged 64 Y'rs. [Dau. of Robert and Maragotta Brown, b. in Amah,* 
Ireland, a. 64 years, 8 months, 16 days.l 
Lizzie E. daughter of Tho's C. & Eliza Cowan died Aug. 20, 1870, JE. 5 yrs. 

1 m'o. & 5 days. [b. in Berkshire, Vt.] 
Susan Wife of Thomas Cowan. Died Nov. 3, 1849. JE. 47 Y.s. 
In Memory of Thomas C. Cowan Who Died Aug. 20, 1870, Aged 70 Y'rs. 

& 7 Mo. [Son of Thomas and (Craig) Cowen, b. in Lusta, 

Ireland.] 
Rev. S. B. Currier Co. B. 4th Vt. Vol. Oct. 12, 1835. Jan. 13, 1910. 
His Wife Julia J. Arms. Aug. 24, 1847. 

Wesley M. son of Rev. S. B. & J. J. Currier, Aug. 23, 1884, Jan. 14, 
1888 
S. S. Curtis Died Apr. 30, 1917 Aged 56 Yrs.* 
Cushing Gordon P. son of A. & A. Cushing, Died Sept. 20, 1896. JE. 2 

Y's. 4 M's. & 5 D's. 
In Memory of Mr. Amos Cutler who died March 24th 1805. aged 34 years. 
Dr. George B. Cutler July 12, 1824 Aug. 5, 1911. [George Byron, son of 
Joseph Beach and Katherine (Barr) Cutler, b. in Highgate, Vt., a. 87 
years, 24 days.] 

Lucelia B. wife of Dr. G. B. Cutler, 1828-1903. [Dau. of Welcome 
O. and Susan F. (Hunt) Pratt, b. in Bakersfield, March 9, 1827, d. 
June 12, 1903, a. 75 years, 3 months, 3 days.] 
Rev. Morton L. Hall May 28, 1863. Jan. 23, 1893. [Son of Ambrose 
and Malvina (Maynard) Hall, a. 29 years, 7 months, 23 days.] 
Lucy Cutler Died March 1, 1876. Aged 65 years. 
Emmer S. Dau. of Samuel & Sylva Cutting, Died Jan. 23, 1876, JE. 11 Ys. 6 

ms. & 9 ds. [Emma S., dau. of Samuel U. and Sylvia M. Cutting.] 
Samuel U. Cutting Born Apr. 12, 1824 Died Apr. 30, 1890. [Son of Stephen 
and Derexia (Marshall) Cutting, b. in West Boylston, Mass., a. 66 
years, 18 days.] 

His Wife Sylva M. Brown Born Nov. 6, 1825 Died July 24, 1891. 
[Dau. of Josiah and Charlotte (Bills) Brown, a. 66 years, 8 months, 
18 days.] 
Walter H. Cutting Mar. 8, 1850-Dec. 29, 1913 
His Wife Orrilla Mavnard Feb. 4, 1848-f 
Gaylord H. Feb. 15, 1878-Oct. 21, 1881. 
Henry H. Cutting Dec. 11, 1817-Nov. 27, 1909 
His Wife Catharine Stewart Dec. 25, 1825-Mar. 18, 1850. 
M. D. 1812 ^E. 3 ye 6 Mo.| 
John E. son of Caleb & Harriet Daggett, Died Oct. 1, 1850, aged 19 yrs & 

9 mo's. 
Nancy J. daughter of Edward & Nancy Dane, died dec. 24. 1839: in the 

24th year of her age. 
Almina L. Daughter of Abner H. & Lydia M. Davis Died Dec. 12, 1863. 

JE. 11 Y's. 14 D's. 
Almira. Wife of Solomon Davis Died Oct. 2. 1869, JE. 51 Yrs. 
Amos Davis Died July 19, 1841, M. 46 yrs. 
Angenett, dau. of A. & D. Davis, Died Aug. 28. 1869, JE. 23 y's. 10 m's & 

d's. 
Anny wife of Solomon Davis Died Aug. 25, 1847, JE. 80 yrs. 

*A marker reads "Grandmother," and another marker reads "Mother." 

■("Now deceased. 

+The surname of this child was probably Dunn. 



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Arvilla, Dau. of A. H. & L. M. Davis, died. Mar. 24. 1845. M. 6 m. 
Hollis son of Rufus & Sarah Davis died Mar 23, 1864 JE. 1 Mo. 5 Ds. [b. at 

Bakersneld, d. Mar. 21, 1864, a. 1 month, 3 days.] 
Homer H. Davis 1846- 1905. [Son of Eli and Harriet (Crissie) Davis, b. in 

Cambridge, Vt., Aug. 12, 1846, d. March 16, 1905, a. 58 years, 7 months, 

4 days.] 

His Wife Alberta E. Giddings 1850- 
Jennie Brady Wife of Ira Davis Died Feb. 6, 1885 M. 23 Y'rs. 
Leefa, wife of Amos Davis, Died Nov. 21, 1863, JE. 69 Yrs. [Relief, dau. of 

Mathew and Phebe Gray, d. Nov. 22, 1863, a. 68 years, 1 month, 7 

days, widow.] 
Sarah A. Daugh. of A. H. & L. M. Davis, died May 24, 1848, JE. 4 Ys & 11 

Mo. 
Sarah M. Wife of Rufus Davis Died Feb. 23, 1864, JE. 35 Y 5 m. [Dau. of 

Daniel and Lucy Gray, d. Feb. 25, 1864.] 
Solomon Davis Died Nov. 25, 1857, JE. 88 yrs. [b. in Brookfield, Mass., a. 

88 years, 2 months, 24 days.] 
Solomon Davis Jr. Died Dec. 12, 1876. JE. 71 Y'rs. 
Timothy C. Son of Solomon & Almira Davis, Died Oct. 26, 1862, JE. 22 y's. 

& 7 d's. 
Dea. Asa Dean Born in Barnard Vt. Feb. 7, 1788. Died Jan. 18, 1879 JE. 91 Ys. 
Harriet A. Wife of Dea. Asa Dean born in Templeton Mass. Oct. 4, 

1795, died in Bakersneld Oct 9, 1827, .E. 32 Ys. 
Mary S. Wife of Dea. Asa Dean born in Temple N. H. Sept. 18, 1809, 
died in Bakersneld, May 28, 1851, JE. 42 Yrs.' 
[C. Ellen (Banister) (Wells) Dean, see inscription to E. S. Wells.] 
Cathariner, daughte'r of Asa & Mary S. Dean Died Dec. 23, 1850. Aged 

10 years 5 mo's & 6 days. 
[Charlotte H. Dean, see inscription to Gen. S. B. Hazeltine.] 
Chaunceye. son of T. & I. Dean, Died Jan. 18, 1870, JE. 9 [?] ys. & 5 ms. 

[Son of Truman and Isadore Dean, a. 11 years, 8 months.]* 
Daniel Dean Died [illegible] [Son of Robert Dean, b. in Barnard, Vt., d. 

Feb. 6, 1872, a. 85 years, 11 months, 18 days.] 
Joel Dean Died [illegible] JE. 50 Yrs. 
George C. son of E. P. & A. G. Dean Died June 29, 1877, JE. 2 mos. [George 

Cutler, son of Erasmus P. and Alma (Gilbert) Dean, a. 2 months, 4 days.] 
Geo. Edwin son of Truman & Ellen Dean Died March 24, 1887. JE. 8 ms. 

and 24 ds. [Son of Truman and Ellen (Banister) Wells Dean.] 
Georgie [George F., son of Truman Dean, d. July 3, 1875, a. 6 months.] 
Harriet E. Dean Died Mar. 28, 1851. JE. 20 y's. 
Davisf Henry Dean Oct. 1816. Jan. 1899. [Son of Daniel and Delphia 

Dean, b. at Barnard, Vt., d. Jan. 12, 1899, a. 82 years, 3 months.] 
Ira F. Dean 1819- [Ira Fay, son of Daniel and Delpha (Farr) Dean (both 

b. in Barnard, Vt.), b. Jan. 11, 1819, d. Oct. 1, 1903.] 
His Wife Mahalla A. Fanton 1826- 

Albertie Dean 1863-1864 [d. Apr. 8, 1864, a. 8 months.] 
Amos Dean 1847-1848. 
Franklin Dean 1851-1854. 
Isadore Abbott, Wife of Truman Dean Died Jan. 9, 1884 JE. 44 Y'rs & 6 

M's. [Dau. of Chauncy and Mary Abbott, b. at Abbott's Corners, P. 

Q., a. 44 years, 5 months, 21 days.] 
Jane S. Paige Wife of Henry Dean 1824. 1893. [Dau. of Gardiner and 

Betsey Paige, d. Aug. 1, 1893, a. 69 years, 2 months, 13 days.] 

'Illegible portions of this inscription have been replaced by words taken from an inscription 
to this child found on the monument of his grandfather, Daniel Dean. 

|As yet there arc no Davises buried in this lot, but burials of Davises may take place here in 
the future. 



176 Inscriptions at Bakersfield, Vt. [July 

Laura J. Burville Wife of Erastus P. Dean Died Mar. 12, 1874, JE. 32 Y'rs. 

[Laura P., dau. of Reuben and Lucretia Burville, b. in Ohio, a. 33 years.] 

Wd Mary Dean, daugh. of Benj. & Azubah Done, died March 6, 1840; JE. 

28 years. 
Maryann Lorane died October 4th 1820 Aged 19 months daughter of Asa & 

I.) Harriet A Dean. 
Polly Jackson Wife of Robert Dean Died Oct. 11, 1892. Aged 89 Years. 
Robert Dean, Died Mar. 22, 1864. JE. 68 ys. 
Baby [Child of Truman and Isadore (Abbott) Dean, d. July 2, 1877, a. 17 

days.] 
Arthur. Died 1850.* 

Harriet N. Died 1852.f 
Willie H. Died 18574 
Louisa Fletcher. Died 1862. § 

Children of Horace & Elzina S. Denio. 
Timothy Denio 1772-1831 

Experience, His Wife 1778-1841 

Clarissa G. Daur. of T. &. E. Denio, 1809-1896. 

Infant 1807 

Harriet N. 1812-1884|| 

Charles 1813-1814 

George W. 1815-1S91H 

Sylvanus A. 1818-1892** 

Children of T. & E. Denio. 
Nelson C. Dixon Died Aug. 15, 1895. JE. 39 Y'rs. [Son of Moses and Susan 
Dixon, b. at Franklin, Vt., d. at Burlington, Vt., a. 39 years, 6 months, 
3 days.] 
Azubah, daugh of Benj. & Azubah Doane, Died Jan. 30, 1867, JE. 67 Ys. 
Benjamin Doane, died Aug. 29. 1846, aged 74 years. 

Benjamin Doane Born Sept. 16, 1807. Died Nov. 14, 1888. [Son of 
Benjamin and Mary Doane, d. Nov. 17, 1888, a. 81 years, 2 months, 1 
day.] 

His Wife Precinda Died Sept. 15, 1870. JE. 55 Y'rs. [Dau. of 
Elias and Lucy Lawrence, b. at Enosburg, Vt., a. 5.6 years, 4 
months, 3 days.] 
Fanny L. Brown Born Feb. 22, 1844. Died June 13, 1873. [Fanny 
(Doane) Brown, dau. of Benjamin and Precinda (Lawrence) 
Doane, a. 28 years, 6 months, 8 days.] 
Bradley J. Doane 1846-1901. [Son of Henry and Persis Doane, d. June 22, 
1901, a. 54 years, 10 months, 11 days.] 
Ellen H. Randall His Wife 1850- 
Curtis G. Doane Born July 26, 1839 Died Sept. 18, 1878 [Son of Benjamin 
and Precinda (Lawrence) Doane, d. Sept. 19, 1878, a. 39 years, 2 
months, 9 days.] 
H. M. Doane 1840-1913 Member of Co. B. 1st Reg't Vt. Cav'y And Co. 
A. 17th Vt. Inf. [Henry Morton, son of Benj. and Precinda (Lawrence) 
Doane, b. Dec. 28, 1840, d. Feb. 1, 1913.] 
His Wife Mary A. Parlee 1843-1915 
Hattie B. Dau. of C. G. & F. H. Doane Died June 8, 1870, JE. 1 Yr. & 
9 Ms.ft 

•Arthur Denio, bom Aug. 4, 1850, died Sept. 30, 1850. 
fHarriet Newell Denio, born Aug. 31, 1852, died Oct. 16, 1852. 
JWillie Horace Denio. born Dec. 9, 1856. died Sept. 23, 1857.« 
§Louisa Fletcher Denio, born Aug. 18, 1862, died Aug. 31, 1862. 
|| Lived and died at Hardwick, Mass. 
ilLived and died at Hyde Park, Vt. 
**Lived and died in Boston, Mass. 
ffDaughter of Curtis G. and F. H. (Baker) Doane. — M. L. 8. 



1920] Inscriptions at Bakersfield, Vt. 177 

Sacred to the Memory of Henan S. son of Benjamin & Azubah Doane. who 

died Apr 2nd 1808: aged 2 years 7 months & 8 days. 
Mildred Infant Dau. of Charles B. & E. Doane Born May 3, 1898, Died 

Aug. 25, 1898. 
Minnie Daughter of J. W. & E. M. Doane Died May 30, 1890. JE. 9 Y's & 

8 Ms. [Dau. of John W. and Emma (Giddings) Doane, a. 9 years, 8 

months, 17 days.] ' 
Persis Howe Wife of James H. Doane, Died Sept. 30, 1873, JE. 65 yrs, 10 

mo's, & 26 d's. [Persis (Howe) Fuller Doane, dau. of John and Bath- 

sheba Howe.] 
In Memory of Sophronia Doane who died Sept. 21, 1814, In the 20th year of 

her age. Daughr of Benjn. & Azubah Doane. 
Baby Infant son of Bradley & Ellen H. Doane. [Son of Bradley and 

Ellen H. (Randall) Doane, a. 5 days.] 
In memory of Azubah, Wife of Benjamin Done, died June 27. 1845, Aged 

72 Ys. & 9 mo. 
James H. Done, died June 17, 1847, JE. 44 Y's & 9 Mo. 
Wm. S. Downey 1841- Co. E. 3d Reg. Vt. Vol. [Son of Russell and 

Eliza (Casey) Downey, d. Dec. 9, 1813, a. 72 years, 7 months, 11 days.] 
Jane C. Westcot His Wife 1850-1906 
James H. son of Joseph & Paulina Dunham died July 11, 1842 aged 9 years 

& 5 mo. 
Joseph Albert son of Joseph & Paulina Dunham, died May 6. 1831, aged 3 

years. & 18 days. 
Laura Allen daughter of Joseph & Paulina Dunham, died March 18, 1827 

aged 7 months. 
B. Dunn 1803.... 
Betsey Smith, Daughter of John Dunn Esq. Died Jan. 8, 1820, Aged 21 

years. 
Harriet Wife of Rev. H. Dunn, Died Aug. 26, 1835, in the 21st yr. of her 

Age. 
In memory of James Dunn died Dec. 29, 1843, Aged 77 years. 
Joab S. Dunn Died Nov. 30, 1829. Aged 29 years. 
John Dunn Esq. Died Oct. 11, 1835, Aged 64 Years. 
John B. Dunn Died Nov. 7, 1828, Aged 26 years. 
Lucy Ann; Wife of Rev. L. A. Dunn; Died at Fairfax Mar. 6, 1853, JE. 42 

Yrs. Born at Charlestown Mass. Jan. 4 1811.* 
In Memory of Margaret Fulton Dunn Born Sept. 20, 1775. Died June 21, 

1866. [b. in Schenectady, N. Y., widow.] 
Norman Dunn Died Oct. 5, 1847. M. 42 Yrs. 
Royal S. Dunn Died March 8, 1846. JE. 27 Y'rs. 
Mary E. Dwyer Died Mar. 17, 1897. JE. 76 Y'rs. 
R. E. 1817 JE 8 M. 
Hannah B. Holt Wife of Stephen A. Eldredf Died Jan. 27, 1901. JE. 55 Y'rs. 

4 Ms. [Hannah Bithena, dau. of Amos and Hannah Holt, b. at Granby, 

P. Q., a. 55 years, 4 months, 17 days.] 
Asa H. Ewings, Died June 4 1841, JE. 38 Y'rs. 
[Stone broken] Died June 21 1858 JE. 70 yrs. & 7 Mo. [Dau. of William 

and F. Boutwell.]t 
Roxana Maynard Wife of Asa H Ewings, Died Sept. 26, 1877, JE. 77 Yrs. 
Amos Farnsworth Died Aug. 23, 1850. JE. 46 y's. 
Dea. Andrew Farnsworth Born Jan. 20, 1788, at Sterling Mass. Died Apr. 

8, 1872, at Peterboro N. H. JE. 84 yrs. 

•She died at Fairfax, Vt. 

tStephen A. Eldred and his father, Stephen Eldred, are buried at Montgomery Vt. — m. l. b. 

JThe gravestone of Mrs. Polly Ewings. 



178 Inscriptions at Bakersfield, Vt. [July 

In Memory of Anna Farnsworth who died July 24th AD 1825. in the 59th 

year of her Age. wife of Jonathan Farnsworth. 
Betsey Wife of Prentice Farnsworth Died July 25, 1846, M. 47 Y'rs & 9 mo's. 
H. H. Farnsworth 1820-1902 

His Wife Laura A. Shattuck 1826-1907 
Lucy A. Farnsworth July 31, 1850. M. 2 Mos. 
I. F. Farnsworth 1800-1868. [Isaac F., son of Jonathan and Nancy 
(Willard) Farnsworth, d. Oct. 8, 1868, a. 69 years.l 
His Wife Asenath Corse 1806-1897 
Byron Farnsworth 1832-1901. 
Charlotte Farnsworth 1834-1910. 
Two Infant Children of I. F. & A. Farnsworth, 1831. 
Annie F. Farnsworth 1850-1917 
Austin F. Farnsworth 1839-1844. 
Milo Farnsworth 1848-1865. 
Jonathan Farnsworth died Aug. 23, 1840: Aged 82 years. 
Joseph B. Farnsworth Died June 22, 1882 M. 75 y'rs. 9 m's. & 13 ds. 
Lucy Start Wife of Andrew Farnsworth Died Jan. 1, 1826. Aged 28 y'rs 

28 ds. 
Maria Start Wife of Dea. Andrew Farnsworth. Born Feb. 13, 1801, Died 
Jan. 30, 1865, M. 64 yrs. [Mariah, dau. of Moses and Peggy (Gould) 
Start, a. 63 years, 2 months.] 
Orin C. Farnsworth First Vt. Cavalry 1841-1910 [Son of Joseph and 
Sophia (Eaton) Farnsworth, b. Mar. 29, 1841, d. Apr. 16, 1910, a. 69 
years, 18 days.] 

His Wife Sarah Aldrich 1833-1888. [Sarah E., dau. of Prentis and 
Betsey Shattuck, b. at Malone, N. Y., d. Aug. 8, 1888, a. 55 years, 
7 months, 22 days, a suicide.] 
Prentice Farnsworth Died March 9, 1846, M. 55 Y'rs & 10 mo's. 
Royal Farnsworth, Died Nov. 9, 1858, Aged 49 y's. & 8 mo. [Son of Jonathan 

Farnsworth, a. 49 years, 11 months.] 
S. C. Farnsworth M. D. 1837-1903. [Silas C. Farnsworth.] 
Sophia Eaton Wife of J. B. Farnsworth, Born in Enosburgh. Dec. 18, 1812, 

Died in Bakersfield. Sept. 14, 1887. 
In Memory of Ezra Farwell, who died Aug. 23. 1833. aged 35 years 9 months 

& 15 days. 
Ezra M. Farwell, Died Oct. 6, 1867, M. 43 yrs. & 7 ms. 
Sacred to the memory of Samuel Farwell. who died March 16th 1805 aged 

32 years. 
In Memory of Betsey daughter of Jonathan & Ruth Fay. who died April 

30. 1829. Aged 15 years & 6 months. 
Cephas Fay. died Nov. 15th 1816. aged 17 months, son of Jonathan & Ruth 

Fay. 
Charles W. Fay Sept. 5, 1827, Apr. 21, 1895. Co. D. 4th Regt. Mass. 
Heavy Art'l [Son of John and Anna (Olmstead) Fay, b. in Quebec, 
P. Q., d. Sept. 5, 1895, a. 55 years, 4 months, 18 days, single.] 
Eliakim Fay Died November 25, 1848. Aged 82 Years. 
Eliza wife of Edward H. Fay Died March 22, 1853. M. 22 Y's. 7 M's. & 

10 D's. 
Hannah Wife of Eliakim Fay, died Oct. 22, 1846. Aged 79 Years. 
Ira Fay Died Mar. 12, 1875, M. 81 Yrs. [Son of Eliakim Fay, b. in Stock- 
bridge, Mass.] 

Miriam, Wife of Ira Fay, Died Mar. 7, 1879, M. 84 Ys. & 3 ms. 
May Fay Jan. 7, 1814, Jan. 9, 1892. 

[To be continued] 



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THE DIARY OF MASTER JOSEPH TATE 
OF SOMERSWORTH, N. H. 

From a manuscript in the possession of the New England Historic 

Genealogical Society 

[Concluded from page 130] 

Monday Night Feb. 25th. 1771. Mr. Robert Rodgers Married to Mrs. 
Esther Lord Daughter of Mr. Nathan Lord Junr. & Mrs. Ester Lord 
of Berwick.* 

Tuesday July 18 1769 Rachel Wilson a Quaker Woman from Old England, 
Preach'd at Dover New England. 

Friday Night Mar. 15. 1771 Abner youngs house at Lebanon Burnt. Richd. 
Hussey Very much Burnt. Francis Pierce, Saml. Holden. 

Sunday March ye 24. 1771 One Mary Harford 16. Girl Deprivd of Natural 
Reason Daughter of Nicholas Harford of Dover, who Liv'd with Eben- 
ezr Clements during Mr. Clements and Wife being at Meeting, she 
Smote one Wm. Ward a poor Boy belonging to ye Isle of Shoals with 
ye Tongs Cut him in a Barbarous Manner in 2 places on ye Skull & 
would have Soon Expired had not Mr. Ephraim Kenny & Wife Provi- 
dentially passed that way. sd. Boy's Skull Broke in 2 places he Dyd on 
Sunday March [worn] about 12 o Clock in ye day. 

Sunday Mar. 31. 1771 Rebecca Twombly Daughter of Benja. and Susannah 
Twombly of Somersworth Dy'd. Buried on Tuesday April 2nd. 1771. 

Thursday April 4th. 1771 The Body of ye aforesd. Wm. Ward was Dug up 
by ordr. of ye Authority and View'd by [worn] Gage Esq. Coroner &c. 
Sd. Mary Harford was Taken on Sd. Day & Commited to Goal. 

Thursday April 11. 1771 Mr. Philip Yeaton of Somersworth Dy'd. Buried 
on Monday April ye 15th. 1771. 

Friday. April 12th. 1771. Mr. Benja Philpot Rais'd a New Barn Near his 
Mothers House at Somersworth. 

Tuesday Night about 12 o th Clock April 16. 1771 Betty Whitehouse Daugh- 
ter of Thos. & Betty Whitehouse of Somersworth Dy'd Bury'd on 
Thursday April 18th. 1771. Fast day in New Hampshire. She was 
11 Years and 2 Months wanting 2 Days old when she Dy'd. 

Wed. April 24. 1771 Eliphalet Cromwel & Ephraim Plumer Launch'd a 
New fishing Boat at fresh Creek. Built by Timothy Wattson. 

Wednesday May ye 8th. 1771 Jno. Tebbets & Partners Launch'd a New fish- 
ing Boat at Somersworth Built by Timothy Wattson. & David Lewis. 

Monday May ye 13. 1771 Collo. John Wentworth Chosen Representative 
for ye Town of Somersworth. 

May 23rd. 1771 Joanna Straw a Miserable palefac'd Devil came into my 
house my wife being Gone from home & Stole Between 3 or 4 Ounces of 
Cotton, my Daughter forbid her, but ye pale fac'd object Took it by 
Violence & Sent home in Return about a M of an Ounce of Dirty Cotton 
by Ann Roberts Junr. 

Wednesday May 22. 1771 Thos. Wentworth Son of Moses Wentworth of 
Somersworth was Missing, & found Drowned in ye Great falls River 
between ye Bridge & ye Mills. Whats Farther Remarkable ye same 
Child was Lost in ye Woods at Tufton Town in May. 1770 where he 
was 17 Days and Liv'd only on Berrys, in Violent Storms with Awfull 
Thunder & Lightning with abundance of Rain. 

*Vide infra, p. 195. 

VOL. LXXIV. 12 



180 Master Tate's Diary [July 

Wed. May 29th. 1771 My Son Robert Mov'd his Family up to Lebanon. 

Tuesday, May 2. 1771 The first Time of Mr. Cromwels & Mr. Plumers Boat 
going out a Fishing. 

Wednesday Feb. 13th. 1771 Mr. Daniel Goodwin of Berwick Married to Mrs. 
Sarah Hobbs Daughter of Capt. Maurice Hobbs of Bobtick. 

Monday June ye 10. 1771 Mary Hall wife of the Revd. Mr. Avery Hall of 
Rochester Dy'd & was Buried on Thursday June ye 13th. 

Thursday June ye 13th. 1771 Ensn. Ichabod Rollins & [worn] Quinbey 
Rais'd a Grist & Fulling Mill at Quampahaggen, (Somersworth Side.) 
Fram'd pr Mr. James Roberts. 

Friday June ye 14. 1771 Dr. Moses Carr Rais'd a New Barn for his Son 
Moses. Near Jonathan Wentworth's. 

Saturday June ye 15. 1771 Sally Moor of Somersworth. Dy'd She and Babe 
Buried on Monday June ye 17. William Moor's wife. 

Tuesday June ye 18th. 1771 Mr. Aaron Roberts's wife Deliver'd of a Son 
Nam'd Aaron. 

Monday Evening June 24th. 1771 Mr. Josiah Tebbets Mov'd from his 
Brother Francis Warrens to ye house he purchased of Mr. William 
Denniston. 

Saturday July ye 6th. 1771 Mr. Rook Stillians of Berwick Dy'd Aged 
Years. Buried on Monday July ye 8th. 1771. 

Dartmouth Colledge at Hanover in ye Province of New Hampshire in New 
England founded Anno. 1770. The Revd. Mr. Eleazer Wheelock Presi- 
dent. 

Saturday Night July 13th. 1771 Sarah the wife of Jno. Cole dy'd, (not La- 
mented by him, nor Mary Hammock. 

Lord wife of Nathan Lord of Berwick Dy'd on Sunday about Seven 
o Clock morn'g. 

Tuesday July 23rd. ADom. 1771 Lieut. Moses Yeaton & Partners, Viz. Jno. 
Kenny Mark Wallingford. Hawl'd a New Schooner from Lieut. 
Yeatons to St. Albans Cove. Built pr. Timothy Wattson & David 
Lewis 

Monday July 22nd. 1771 Mr. James Peery of Berwick an Indefatigable 
Cordwainer Married to ye Wo. Kezia Sullivane Wo. of Shougan 
seulevane Late of Berwick Deed. Joyner. who dy'd at St. Vincent. 

From ye Portsmouth Magazine Friday 12th. 1771 Hear from Damaris- 
Cottey that about 3 weeks ago, 3 Men being in a Canoe fishing about 
14 a Mile from ye Shore, a Large Shark came alongsides & after going 
Several Times undr. ye Canoe, came up & took ye Man Standing in ye 
Middle, overboard Bit him in Two pieces and Swallowed both parts; 
afterwards came up to ye Canoe again, when ye other 2 being Terribly 
affrighted, hove over all their fish, & Laid themselves down on ye Bot- 
tom, on which ye Shark made towards a Boat Lying a Little Distance. 
Luckily one of the people had a Gun, on the Sharks coming up alongside 
shot him Instantly Dead, They afterwds. Towed him on Shore, opened 
him, & Took out the 2 parts of ye Man, & Buried them. 

Portsmouth Gazette July. 12th. 1771 We hear from Plastow, that Last 
week was Married there by ye Revd. Mr. Arthur Brown ye Revd. 
Moses Badger of Haverhill. Ltinenant [sic] Missionary for ye Prov- 
ince of N. Hampe. to Miss Mary Saltonstall of Boston. 

Thursday July ye 25th. 1771 Mr. Danl. Goodwin's wife of Berwick Salmon 
falls Deliverd of a Son (Namd Nathaniel. She was one of ye Daugh- 
ters of Capt. Maurice & Mrs. Anne Hobbs, whose Maiden Name was 
Perkins. 

Thursday Aug. 1st. 1771 Jane Mimmey of Somersworth Deliver'd of Twins 
which She Swore on James Roberts, Namely, James, & Molly. 



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Friday Augt. ye 2nd. 1771. Thos. Nock Son of Silvanus Nock Deed. 
Drowned in Salmon Falls River, Buried on Saturday ye 3rd. 

Sunday Aug. ye 4th. 1771 Collo. Thomas Wallingford of Somersworth Dy'd 
at Capt. Stoodley's at Portsmouth, was Carried up to Somersworth in 
the Evening & Buried on Tuesday Aug. ye 6th. Aged 74 Years ye 28th. 
day of July Last. 

Saturday Dec. 15. 1770 In the Evening of sd. day one Mr. George Fernald 
of Portsmouth Wife & Son about 10 Years of Age, Drowned Near 
Hendersons point. Between Portsmouth & Newcastle. 1770. (Only 
wife & Son Drowned. 

Wed. Dec. 19. 1770 Married by ye Revd. Mr. Arthur Browne of Portsmouth 
Michael Wentworth Esq. to Martha Wentworth Wo. of Governour 
Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire Deed. 

Wednesday July 31. 1771 Mrs. Ruth Hobbs Deliver'd of a Son Nam'd Eben- 
ezer. 

July 25. 1771 Mr. Eliphalet Ricker of Somersworth Married to Mrs. Abigail 
Pike Daughter of Mr. Thos. Pike of Berwick. 

Hannah Wood Daughter of Mr. Danl. & Mrs. Mary Wood of Berwick Dy'd 
on Saturday Aug. 10. 1771. Molly Wood Daughter of the abovesd. 
Danl. & Mary Wood Dy'd on Friday Aug. ye 16th. 1771. 

Thursday Aug. 15th. 1771 Mr. Moses Paul rais'd a New House frame at 
Cochecho point (Somersworth). 

Isaac Lord. Son of Mr. Saml. & Mrs. Lydia Lord of Berwick Dy'd on Thur. 
Sep. 5. 1771. 

Sunday Sep. 1st. 1771. Miss Abigail Wallingford Daughter of Cap. Thos. 
& Mrs. Abigail Wallingford of Somersworth Broke her Leg. 

Salem March 19. 1771 Dy'd on Wed. ye 13th. of this Instant, at Reading 
Precinct, Mr. Jno. Bickford, aged about 97 years. He was the father 
of 11 Children, 96 Grand-Children, 175 Great-Grand-Children, & one 
of the 5th Generation, in all, 283 — To include Marriages with ye several 
Branches makes 330. 

Monday Sep. 16. 1771 Mrs. Olive Roberts Wife of Mr. Nathan Roberts of 
Somersworth Dy'd. Buried on Thursday ye 19th. 

Monday Sep. 16. 1771 Mr. David Tinney Preach'd a Lecture Sermon at 
Somersworth. Text 2 Chap. Hebrews, 1st. part of ye 3rd. Verse. He 
was ordaind Minister of ye Town of Barrington on Wed. ye 18th. of 
Sep. 1771 Ordination Sermon preach'd by ye Revd. Chandler 

of Rowley, Great Uncle to sd. Tinney. Text Taken from 

Monday Sep. 16. 1771 Mrs. Martha Pike Wife of Mr. John Pike of Somers- 
worth Deliver'd of a Son Named Nathaniel. 

Sunday Evening Sep. 22nd. 1771 Cap Ebenezer Ricker Married to Mrs. 
Elizabeth Wallingford Daughter of Capt. Thomas & Mrs. Abigail 
Wallingford of Somersworth. 

Ebenezer Hobbs Son of Mr. James & Mrs. Ruth Hobbs of Somersworth Dy'd 
on Tuesday Sep. ye 24. ADomini 1771. 

Tuesday Aug. 6. 1771 During my Wife and Daughters absence, they Being* 
at Collo. Wallingfords Funeral Love Roberts Junior Climb'd up ye 
side of my house, into ye Chamber Window, I saw him in ye Chamber, 
he made his Escape by Jumping out at ye other Window, my Chest was 
Broke open, I Lost near 4. of Old Cheese, with some Tea & Coffee, 
Mr. James Roberts was Sawing at ye Lower Mill, & saw him make 
his Escape. 

Mrs. Dorothy Garvin Capt. James Garvin Junior's Wife Deliver'd off a 
Daughter Nam'd Sarah. 

Thursday Night Sep. 26. 1771 Wm. Plaistead Junrs. wife Deliverd of a 
Daughter, Nam'd Naomi. 



182 Master Tate's Diary [July 

Friday Morn October ye 4. 1771. Danl. Straws wife Joanna Deliver'd of a 
Daughter Nam'd 

Nathl. Pike Son of Mr. Jno. Pike of Somersworth Dy'd on Sunday Night 
Sep. 29th. 1771. 

Thursday Oct. ye 10th. 1771 Mr. David Moore of Berwick Launch'd a Ship 
of 220 Tun Burthen. 

Eliz. Rankins Daughter of Joseph Rankins of Towwon, (Aut Lebanon,) 
Dy'd at Collo. John Wentworth's at Somersworth on Monday about 3 
Minutes after 10 o Clock. A. M. Nov. 4. 1771. Buried on Tuesday 
Nov. 5th. 1771 

Sunday Oct. 27th. 1771. Martha Warren Daughter of Mr. James Warren 
Junr. of Berwick Dyd. 

Friday Nov. 8th. 1771 Elizabeth Clements Daughter of Mr. Saml. & Mrs. 
Sarah Clements of Somersworth Dy'd Friday Nov. 8th. 1771* 

Thursday Morn. Jan. 3. 1771 The Brig Greyhound James Garvin Junr. ' 
Master from Portsmouth [worn] of Barbados, oversat in ye Latfworn] 
Where they Continued on ye Wreck 3 days & Ni[uwn] Taken off by a 
French Guinea Man from [worn] Bound to Nantz. then put on Boa"rd 
ye [illegible] Jno. Hall Master, & Carried into Tinmouth in Old Eng- 
land. 

Mr. Moses Goodwin of Berwick Dy'd on Sat[worn] Feb. ye 8th. 1772. 

Mrs. Susannah Wallingford Wo. of Jno. Wallingford Deed. Dy'd on Sunday 
Feb. ye 9th. 1772. 

Dec. 3rd. 1771 Tuesday Revd. Murray Preach'd at Berwick . . . 

Tuesday Dec. 3. 1771 Capt. Richd. Waldron of Dover Dy'd. 

Monday Dec. 16th. 1771 Mr. Benja. Evans Married to Elizabeth Ricker 
Daughter of Eliz. Marden whom She Laid to Ephraim Ricker. 

Friday Morn Dec. 27th. 1771 Mr. Josha. Roberts of Somersworth Dy'd. 

Nov. 1st. 1759 Philip Pappoon Tumbled thro' ye Middle Mill on Salmon 
falls Somersworth Side & fractur'd his Skull. & on Friday Evening 
Jan. 3rd 1772 he Tumbled over ye Middle Mill Damm, dyd on Thursday 
Night Jan 9th. 1772 Buried on Saturday 11th. 

Thursday Morn about 4 o the Clock Jan. 16th. 1772 Mrs. Dorcas Lord Dy'd. 
Daughter of Mr. Saml. Lord of Berwick. 

Friend John Hoddesdon Married to Susannah Hussey, Daughter of Joseph 
Hussey of Somersworth Deed, on Wed. Jan. 22nd. 1772 John Heddesdon. 

Mrs. Margaret Lord Wife of Mr. Nathan Lord of Kittery Deed, dy'd on 
Wed. Jan. 22nd 1772 in ye 89th. Year of her Age. whose Maiden name 
was Margaret Hearl. She had been ye Mother of 18 Living Children. 

• • • 

A Note of Hand. For Value Reed. I Promise to pay to the Widow Eliza- 
beth Gray or ordr. to ye Value of Nine pounds Lawfull Money in Mer- 
chantable white Pine Boards at a Convenient Landing at ye Market 
Price one third within a Month from ye date hereof, & ye other Two 
thirds at or before ye Tenth day of Oct. Next, as Witness my hand 
Saml. Warren. Ju[worn] Somersworth Feb. 5. 1772. 

Monday Evening Feb. ye 10th. 1772. Mr. John Grizzel Married to Mrs. 
Sally Brock of Somersworth by ye Revd. James Pike. Alias John Gris- 
would. 

Mrs. Mercy Warren 1st. Wife of Mr. Benjamin Warren of Somersworth Dy'd 
March 17th. 1758. Mercy his Last Child by his 1st. Wife dy'd Apr. 
16th. 1758. 

Mr. Benja. Warren was Married to his 1st. Wife whose Maiden Name was 
Mercy Nock, Dn. Thos. Nock Deeds. Daughter on Aug. ye 5th. 1744. 

•This entry is given on p. 46 of the late James Swift Rogers's typewritten copy of Master 
Tate's Diary, but the Editor has not been able to find it in the original manuscript of the Diary. 



1920] Master Tate's Diary ■ 183 

& Married his 2nd. Wife Mehetable Smith Capt. Thos. Smith Deeds. 
Widow on Nov. 25. 1760. 

Mr. Benja. Warren Son of Mr. James Warren of Berwick was Born on July 
ye 27th. 1723. 

Mr. John Mc.kleroy of Somersworth Dy'd on 

Sunday Feb. 16th. 1772 Mrs. Martha Mckleroy Wo. of ye abovesd. Jno. 
Mckleroy Dy'd. 

Deacon Moses Stevens Born Sunday Aug. 13th. 1708. Sarah Second Wife 
of Deacon Moses Stevens Born Oct 18. 1726. Daughter of Lieut. Saml. 
Roberts of Somersworth. The first of ye Deacons Removal to Somers- 
worth was on 

Thursday Nov. 19. 1771 Mr. Jethro Horn Married to Mrs. Mary Stiles. 
Both of Somersworth. by the Revd. James Pike. 

Monday Feb. 24. 1772 A Number of The Towns people of Somersworth sat 
out for Lebanon in order for to Get Timber for a New Meeting House 
wch they cutt off ye School Lot at Lebanon, & on Tuesday came on a 
Violent storm of Snow Hail & Rain Tuesday June 23rd. 1772 they Be- 
gan Framing, Tuesday June 30 Began Raising & finish'd Raising on 
Wed. July 1st. Fram'd by one Josiah Clark of Nottingham. 1st. 
Sermon preach 'd in ye New Meeting house before it was finish'd pr. ye 
Revd. James Pike on Sunday Aug. 1st. 1773. Aug. ye 12th. 1773 A 
New Spire Rais'd pr. Jno. Webster of Mr. Pikes Text was in ye 

87th. Psalm 2nd. Verse 

Mr. Zachariah Nock of Berwick Dy'd on Wednesday Feb. 26. 1772. 

Major John Hill of Berwick Dy'd on Mon[worn] March 2nd. 1772. Buried 
on Frid[ivorn] 6th. were disappointed of Burying on Friday by [worn] 
of a Violent Storm of Snow Rendering Unpassable. Majr. Hill was not 
Buried till Saturday Mar. 7th. 1772 in ye 70th Year of his Age. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Hill 1st. Wife of ye abovesaid Major Jno. Hill Dy'd on Sun- 
day January ye 2nd. 1763. iEtis 55 Years. 

Mrs. Hannah Goodwin wife of Mr. Dominick Goodwin of Berwick Dyd on 
Tuesday March ye 10th. 1772. Aut Dominicus Goodwin. 

Mr. Ephraim Hanson of Dover Dy'd on Tuesday Night March ye 24. 1772 
Buried on Friday March ye 27th. 

Wed. Apr. 1st. 1772. Mr. Ebenezer Hall of Sandford Married to Mrs. Mary 
Goodwin of Berwick by the Revd. James Pike of Somersworth. Who 
Genteelly beg'd their Wedding dinner at Cap. T. W s at Somers- 

worth, She was Daughter of Mr. James & Mrs. Margaret Goodwin of 
Berwick. 

Mrs. Mary Hoddesdon Wife of Mr. Israel Hoddesdon of Berwick dy'd on 
April ye 14. 1772. Buried on Friday April 17. She was one of Mr. 
Saml. Lords Daughters of Berwick. 

Mrs. Kezia Peery Wife of James Peery of Berwick aut Massabeseck Dyd 
Saturday Apr. ye 18th. 1772 She was Daughter of Mr. Charles & 
Mrs. Kezia Grant of Ber'k & Wo of Shougan Oseulevane of Berwick 
Deed. Tis Reported ye sd. James brought his sd. wife to her fathers 
in a Sleigh from Massabeseck & there Left her without leaving any 
Support, & never came more to See her till she was Buried. . . . 

Friday May 1st. 1772 Eunice Goodwin Daughter of Mr. Danl. & Mrs. 
Martha Goodwin of Berwick killd with Lightning her Brother Stunn'd. 
Buried on Sunday ye 3rd. 

Mrs. Love Millet of Dover Dy'd Nov 1st. 1763 

Mr. Paul Gerrish Dy'd Nov. 2nd. 1763. 

Mr. Moses Roberts of Dover Dy'd Nov. 3rd. 1763. 

Mr. Cutt Shannon of Portsmouth Dy'd Suddenly on Dec. 19th. 1763. 

Mr. Otis Pinkham Dy'd on Dec. 19th. 1763 



184 Master Tate's Diary [July 

Mr. Ebenezer Adams of Durham Dy'd Dec. 6th. 1764 

Mr. Joseph Wentworth of Somersworth Dy'd Jan. 26. 1765 

Major Joseph Smith of Durham Dy'd July 18th. 1765. 

Mr. Andrew Marshal of Dover Dy'd Sep. 2nd. 1765. 

Honble. Henry Sherburn of Portsmouth Dy'd Mar. 3rd. 1767. 

Mr. Saml. Jones's wife of Somersworth Dy'd Feb. 10th. 1763 

Mr Aaron Goodwin of Berwick Dy'd on Tuesday May 5th. 1772. 

Mr. Timothy Davis. Late of Berwick Dy'd Suddenly at Deer Wander on 
Tuesday May 12th. 1772. 

The Revd. Mr. Avery Hall of Rochester Married to Mrs. Abigail Pike By 
the Revd. Mr. James Pike of Somersworth father of the Sd. Abigail 
Pike on Sunday Evening May 17th. 1772. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Tucker of Berwick Dy'd on Monday June ye 1st. 1772. 

Monday April ye 27th. 1772 Mr. David Ricker Son of Mr. Meturen Ricker of 
Somersworth taken by Mr. Paul Wentworth Constable by Warrant from 
2. Girls, one Deliverd of a Child which she swore on him Viz. Mary 
Ricker, ye other Lydia Noble then being big with Child by him 

Mrs. Mary Jones Wife of Mr. William Jones of Berwick Dy'd on April ye 
29th. 1771. 

Cap. James Holland of Portsmouth Married to Mrs. Sarah Higgins Daughter 
of Mr. Tilley & Mrs. Mary Higgins of Berwick on Thursday May 21st. 
1772. 

Sunday Night June ye 7th. 1772 Mr. David Ricker Married to Mrs. Lydia 
Noble who Swore herself to be with Child by him as above. 

Monday June ye 15th. 1772 Mr. Wm. Brock of Somersworth Married to 
Mrs. Elizabeth Mason Wo. of Isaac Mason of Somersworth Deed. & 
Daughter of Mr. Elijah Bunker of Dover, pr. ye Revd. Jeremiah Bel- 
knap. 

April 15. 1772 Mr. Thomas Nock Married to Mrs. Sarah Scates Daugter 
of Mr. John Scates of Berwick pr. ye Revd. Mr. Matthew Miriam. 

Mrs. Mary Grant Daughter of Mr. Charles and Mrs. Kezia Grant Dy'd on 
Saturday June ye 20th. Buried on Monday June 21. 1772. 

Friday June 26th. 1772 Mr. David Moore of Berwick Launch 'd a New Ship, 
for Capt. Supply Clap. 

Monday June 22nd. 1772 a piece of Land Sank on Collo. Thos. Wallingfords 
Land of Somersworth Deed. Lying at a place called ye 9 Notches on 
Berwick Side. 

Born Friday Morn June 26. 1772 Mrs. Eliz. Ricker wife of Capt. Ebenr. 
Ricker of Somersworth Deliver'd of a Son Nam'd. Thomas. 

Wednesday July 1st. 1772 Jno. Griswould Mov'd from Somersworth his wife 
& David Goodwins wife in ordr. to go to Springfield. 

Mrs. Olive Row Wife of Mr. Saml. Row of Berwick Dy'd on June 1772. 

2 Sons of Mr. Joshua Chadbourn of Philips Town Drown'd on June 1772. 

Jonathan Young Son of Mr. Jonathan Young of Rochester Drowned on 
July 1772. [Sunday Sep[worn] 7 o Clock added in another hand- 
writing.] 

Wed. July 15th. 1772 Mrs. Abigail Drew Wo. of Mr. Jno. Drew of Somers- 
worth Deed. Dyd, Bury'd on Thursday July 16th. 

Saturday about one o Clock Elizabeth Whitehouse Daughter of Mr. Richd. 
and Mrs. Hannah Whitehouse Born July 25. 1772 

Mrs. Sarah Hill 2nd. Wife of Major Jno. Hill of Berwick dy'd on Thurs. 
Aug. 13. 1772. 

Capt. William Preston Married to Miss Molly Laver of Somersworth by ye 
Revd. James Pike on Sunday Aug. ye 2nd. 1772. 

Mrs. Debby Stiles Daughter of Mr. Wm. & Mrs. Lydia Stiles of Somers- 
worth Dy'd on Tuesday Augt. ye 25th. 1772. 



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Friend Stephen Austin Married to Mrs. Abigail Saunders on Sunday June 
the 28th. 1772. 

Mr. Saml. Frost Married to Miss Esther Mason Daughter of Mr. Jno. & 
Mrs. Esther Mason of Somersworth on Monday July the 13th. 1772. 
[In another handwriting a,n undecipherable character has been added, fol- 
lowed by the words 1817 May 3rd.] 

Thurs. Just before Night Sep. 4th. 1772 Abraham Wadley son of Mr. Moses 
Wadley of Berwick was Drown'd in Newichawannick River. 

Mr. Charles Libbey of Berwick dy'd on Tuesday Morng Sep. 8th. 1772 
Buried on Thursday ye 10th. 

Mr. Thomas Wallingford Son of Mr. Ebenezer & Mrs. Mary Wallingford dy'd 
on Friday Sep. 11th. 1772. & was buried on Sunday ye 13th. his death 
was Occasioned by ye fall from a horse, about 2 Hours before his Death. 

Tuesday Nov. 10th. 1772. A General Review of the Militia at Dover pr. 
his Excellency Jno. Wentworth Esq. 

Tuesday Nov. 10. 1772 Mr. David Moore Launch'd a New Ship. 

Thursday Nov* 12. 1772 Solomon Goodwin Executed at Falmouth for ye 
Murder of David Wilson. 

James Estes Son of Mr. Danl. & Mrs. Mary Estes of Berwick dy'd Suddenly 
on Friday Evening Oct. 9th. 1772 

Monday Oct. 12th. 1772 Mrs. Mary Walton Deliver'd of a Daughter which 
she Laid on Jno. Pierce of Berwick. Nam'd Sarah. 

Tuesday Night Nov. 24th. 1772 Zac. Nock Junr. Taken by Capt. Moses 
Yeaton for Stealing of Logs from Jona. Wentworth Turnd King's 
Evidence on Wednesday & was Releas'd. (on Wednesday. 

Thur. Dec. 3. 1772. Thanksgiving in Both Provinces my house was Broken 
open & my Chest Broken open & Stole out of my Chest 3 pints of rum 
Thieves W Plaistead & Miles Ford. 

Thursday Evening Dec. 10th. 1772 That Infernal Rogue Dick Turpin Shot 
my Dog. Alias Benja. Evans. 

Wed. Dec. 2. 1772 Mr. Joseph Ricker of Berwick Dy'd. 

Sunday Dec. 20th. 1772 Mr. Charles Grant Junior of Berwick Married to 
Miss Sydney Leary of Somersworth pr. the Revd. Mr. James Pike. 

Monday Dec. 21st. 1772 Mr. Ichabod Roberts Married to Mrs. Susannah 
Roberts Daughter of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Joanna Roberts of Somers- 
worth, pr. ye Revd. Mr. James Pike. 

Tuesday Dec. 29th. 1772 Deborah Rankins Daughter of Mr. Joseph Rankins 
Late of Lebanon Deed. Dy'd at Collo. Jno. Wentworths at Somers- 
worth Whats Remarkable her Sister Eliz. dy'd at sd. Collo. Went- 
worths on Monday about 3 Minutes after 10 Nov. 4. 1771. 

James Prime Son of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Lydia Prime of Berwick dyd on Dec. 
31st. 1772. 

Mr. Danl. Plumer of Fresh Creek Dy'd on Friday Jan. 8th. 1773. iEtis. 

Mr. Thos. Roberts & Mrs. Eliz Warren Married on Monday Night Jan. 18th. 
1773 pr. ye Revd. James Pike at Somersworth 

Thursday Feb. 18. 1773 Madam Eliz. Wallingfords Negro Phillis Dy'd. 

Priscilla Hodsdon Wife of Cap. Caleb Hodsdon of Dover Dy'd on Sunday 
Feb. 21. 1773. 

Thursday Feb. 25. 1773 Mr. Joseph Peevev's wife of Berwick Dy'd. 

Thursday Feb. 25. 1773 Mr. Jno. Field of Dover Dy'd. 

Friday Feb 26. 1773 Mr. Moses Paul of Somersworth Dy'd. 

Mrs. Christina Baker of Dover Dy'd on 1773 

Mr. Jno. Brown of Somersworth Dy'd on Sunday Evening Mar. 7th. 1773. 

Sally Chadbourn Daughter of Benja. Chadbourn Esq. of Berwick Dy'd on 
Wed. Morn. Mar. 24. 1773. 

Mr. John Cushing of Boston Married to Miss Olive Wallingford Daughter of 



186 Master Tate's Diary [July 

The Honble. Collo. Thos. Wallingford Esq. of Somersworth Deed, on 
Tues. Apr. 6 1773 

Mr. Jno. Pray of Berwick Dy'd on Wed. Night Apr. 7th. 1773. 

Mrs. Ann Heard Wife of Mr. Trustham Heard Junr. of Berwick & Daughter 
of Dn. Saml. Wentworth Dy'd on Tues. Apr. 20th. 1773. 

Mrs. Deborah Stacpole Wife of Mr. Aaron Stacpole of Somersworth Dy'd on 
Monday May 3rd. 1773 

Wo. Eliz Hussey of Somersworth Dy'd on Monday May. 3rd. 1773. 

Gideon Warren's Son Dyd (aut Drownd in ye Tan pit on Tues. May 

4th. 1773 

Mrs. Martha Lord Wife of Cap. Ebenr. Lord of Berwick dy'd on Wed. 
May 5th. 1773. 

Thurs May 6. 1773 Mr. John Welch went to Portsmouth in order to be Mar- 
ried to Mrs. Debby Tuttle But when came there had like to have been 
Defeated pr. Alexr MTntire. 

Tues. June 1st. 1773 Mr. Perry School Master at Kittery killd with 

Thunder. 

Friday May 21st. 1773 Wm. Jones Innholder at Portsmouth was Taken up 
adrift who drownd himself on Dec. 24. 1772. 

William Prestons Wife (Mary) dy'd on Friday June 4th. 1773. 

Monday Eveng May 17. 1773 A dreadfull Gust of Wind & Rain, with awfull 
Thunder & Lightning a Number of people coming up the River Loaden 
with Rockweed. Viz. Mr. Saml. Lord 3rd. of Berwick, Mrs. Lucy Lord 
& Jonathan Hardison, Mr. Jacob Quinbey, Mr. Josiah Tebbets, Mr. 
Charles & Mrs. Molly Stacpole. ye Boat oversat Near Sturgeon 
Creek. & 3 of them were drownd. Viz. Mr. Saml. Lord, Mrs. Lucy. Lord, 
& Jonathan Hardison, ye Rest Narrowly Escap'd ye same fate sd. 
Lucy & Jonathan were Taken up on ye Next day. Saml. not Taken 
up till Sunday May 30. Taken up in ye Back River by Timothy 
Clements. Saml. Lord Born Saturday Feb. 8. 0. S. 1735. 

Friend Thomas Hanson of Dover fell down dead at Philip Door's Door, at 
Lebanon on Thur. June ye 17. 1773 he was Going to hitch his Horse 
to ye Fence June 17. 1773. 

Wed. June 9th. 1773 Mr. Paul Wentworth Raisd a Grist Mill at ye Great 
Falls on Somersworth Side. 

Collo. Jno. Gage of Dover Taken Sick on Wed. Night June ye 23rd. Dy'd 
on Friday June 25 & Buried on Sunday June the 27. 1773 

Mr. Abner Clements of Somersworth Dy'd on Sunday July ye 4th. & Bur- 
ied on Monday July ye 5th. 1773. 

Mr. Mark Wallingford of Somersworth Dyd on Monday Night about Y% 
after 10 July 5th. & Buried on Wednesday July 7th. 1773. 

Mr. John Wood of Dover Dy'd on Tuesday July ye 27th. 1773 

Monday Aug. 2nd. 1773 Mr. Taylor Goodwin of Berwick Drowned. 

Monday Aug. 23rd. 1773 Mr. Jno. Ricker's Negro Tony Dy'd Buried on 
Wed. ye 25 

Wed. Aug. 25th. 1773 The Middle Saw Mill at Salmon falls Berwick Side 

Raisd fram'd pr. Ebenezer Hanson. 
'Mr. Spencer Wentworth of Dover Dy'd on Thursday Aug. ye 5th. 1773. 
Bury'd on ye 7th. 

Anne Pray Daughter of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Mary Pray of Berwick dy'd on 
Wednesday Sep. 22nd. 1773. 

Maurice Hobbs Son of Mr. Maurice & Mrs. Sarah Hobbs of Somersworth 
Dy'd on Saturday Evening Oct. ye 2nd. 1773. 

Friend Benja. Estes of Berwick Dyd on Monday October ye 4th. 1773. 

Capt. Archibald Smith Mov'd from Somersworth to Massabeseck on Tues- 
day October ye 5th. 1773. 



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Wm. Plaistead Junrs. Child Dyd on Oct 1773 Born & Buried on Thurs. 

Oct. 14. 1773. 
Friday Oct. 15th. 1773 Mr. Woodberry Langden Launch'd a New Ship (Built 

by Mr. David Moore, Master Builder Joseph Field, Mr. Moore Remain- 
ing in Exile.) 
Ebenezer Roberts Junr. Mov'd from Somersworth for Massabeseck on 

Tuesday Oct. ye 12th. 1773 
Monday Oct. ye 25th. 1773 Mr. William Jones of Berwick Married to ye 

Wo. Eliz. Roberts Wo. of Thos. Roberts Late of Somersworth by ye 

Revd. Haven of Portsmouth. 

Friday April 16th. 1-773 One Jno. King a Gaul, Shot Jos. Moulton Deputy 

Sheriff at Portsmouth. 

Mr. Thos. Roberts's Childrens Names & Birth, who Married Mrs. 
Elizabeth Warren on Monday Night Jan. 18. 1773. 
Daniel Born Sunday Aug. ye 8th. 1773 
Peter Born Saturday May 6th. 1775 

Mr. William Stiles Junrs. who Married Mrs. Sarah Lahhee on August 
ye 20th. 1772 

Frederick Stiles Born on Thur. May 27. 1773 

Mr. Charles Grants' who Married Sydney Leary on Sunday Dec. 20. 
1772. 

Son Saml. Born Sunday Evening Oct. 31. 1773. 

Kezia Born Jan 17. 1777. 

Jane Grant Born Saturday Aug 28. 1779. 

Mr. Ichabod Roberts's who Marrd Mrs. Susannah Roberts on Monday 
Dec. 21. 1772. 

Job Roberts Born Jan. 19th. 1774 

Mr. Richd. Whidden's who Married Mrs. Hannah Whitehouse on 
Aug 15th. 1773. 

Son Born on Saturday Night about 10. o th Clock May 

7th. 1774 

Mr. James Clements's who Married with Ricker on 

Elizabeth Born on June ye 1771 
James on Aprl. ye 8th; 1773. 

Mr. Reuben Down'ss who Married Hannah Roberts on Thursday 
July 21st. 1774 

Molly Downs Born Friday Nov. 11. 1774 
John Downs Born Sep. 10. 1776 

Mr. Benja. Quinbey Junrs. who Married Miss Lydia Clements on 
Thurs. Feb. 2. 1775. 

Nancy Quinbey Born Friday Night Dec. 29. 1775 
Betsey Born June 14. 1777. 

Capt. Ebenezer Hobbs's who Married Miss Eliz Chadwick on 
Lydia Hobbs Born Fri. Nov. 17. 1775 

The Oldest Child, David Born March 19th. 1774 

Mr. Joshua Roberts Junrs. who Married Miss Joanna Wentworth.* 
Son Born Friday Night Jan. 12. 1776. 

Mr. David Rickers' who Married Lydia Noble on Sunday Night June 
ye 7th. 1772. 

Amos Ricker Born Thur. Sep. 15. 1772 
Sarah Born Wed. Dec. 14th. 1774. 

David & Lydia Born Sep. 6. 1776. 

*Vidc supra, p. 39. 



188 Master Tate's Diary ' [July 

Mr. Wm. Horn Junrs. who Married Miss Sarah Welland Oct. 13th. 
1774 Sarah Welland Born June 2. 1753. 
Martha Horn Born Feb. 22. 1775 

Mr. Jonathan Wentworth Junrs. who Married to Miss Esther White- 
house on Dec. 5th. 1772 

John Wentworth Born Feb. 24th. 1773 
Elias Born May 22nd. 1775. 

Mr. Robert Swainson's Who Married the Wo. Phebe Garland on Tues- 
day Nov. 26. 1776. 

Son Robert Born on Saturday May 3rd. 1777 

Mr. Francis Yeaton Junrs. who Married Miss Elizabeth Roberts on 
Sunday Night Nov. 24. 1776. 

Mr. Enoch Ricker's who Married Miss Esther Roberts, on Thurs. 
Jan. 2. 1776. 

1st. a Son Nathaniel Born Saturday Aprl. 19th. 1777 

Benja. Warren Junr. Movd from Somersworth to Massabeseck on Tuesday 

Nov. ye 2nd. 1773. 
Thursday Nov. 4th. 1773 Mr. Wm. Jones of Berwick Mov'd his Wife from 

Somerswth who was Wo. of Thos. Roberts of Somerswth Deed. 
James Kenny of Somersworth Dyd at Mr. William Downs's at pine Hill 

on Berwick side on Tuesday Nov. 9th. 1773. 
Mr. Ephraim Ricker of Somersworth Dy'd on Friday Morn Dec. ye 17. 

1773. ^Etis Buryd on Monday Dec. 20. . . . 
Sunday Morn Dec. 26. 1773 Wm. Horns House catch'd fire and Burnt 

down, at Dover. 
Monday Nov. 15. 1773 Mr. Ebenr. Wentworth Vendu'd the Remaindg. 

part of his Estate to Groggy Jos. Hambleton & Jno. Foss 
Dn. Moses Stevens Mov'd his Goods from Somersworth in order for Massa- 
beseck on Tues. Jan. 25. 1774 
Saturday Jan 29. 1774. Jane Mimmys Daughter Sarah Dy'd which she 

swore on Wm. Chadwick Bury'd on Mon. Jan. 31. 
Sunday Night Jan. 30. 1774 Tim Hansons Daughter Deliverd of a Daughter 

Layd to Jos. Cook Junr. 
Jan. 5th. 1693 Friend Job Hussey Born 
Wed. Feb 21 1774. Mr. William Plaisted & Son Wm. & families mov'd from 

Somersworth for a place called Moultons Gore. 
Friday Jan. 21. 1774. Elizabeth Kenny of Somersworth Dy'd Jno. Kennys 

wife. 
Monday Jan. 31. 1774 Mr. Benja. Hodsdon of Berwick dy'd. Burv'd on 

Feb. 2. 1774. 
Charles Stacpole's Leg Broke on Monday Jan ye 31. 1774. 
Monday Feb 7th. 1774 Mr. Saml. Lord of Berwick Dyd Suddenly, he was 

father of Saml. Lord who was Drowned on May ye 17. 1773. Buried 

on Wed. 9th. 
Tuesday Feb. 8. 1774 Mrs. Eliz. Gooding Wife of Capt. Ichabod Gooding 

of Berwick Dy'd Buryed on Friday Feb. 11. 
Thursday Feb. 10th 1774 Mr. Henry Smith Married to Mrs. Susannah 

Hodsdon Daughter of Mr. Jno. Hodsdon Late of Berwick Deed. pr. 

ye Revd. Jacob Forster. • 
Lucy Ricker Daughter of Molly Ricker which she swore on David Ricker, 

Dy'd on Saturday February ye 12th. 1774. Bury'd on Tuesday the 

15th. 
Capt. John Rollins Daughter Elizabeth Dy'd March 1774. Buried on 

Saturday Mar. 21. 1774 
My Son Benja. Married to Judith Cole on Thursday Mar. ye 1774. 



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Mr. John Higgins Rais'd a New house at ye Turn of ye Ways Near Mr. 

Rodgers's on Berwick Side on Thursday April ye 7th. 1774. 
Mrs. Mary Hanson Wife of Mr. Danl. Hanson of Somersworth Dy'd on 

Sunday Morng. April 17. 1774. 
Serjt. Saml. Jones of Somersworth Dy'd on Wed. April 20. 1774 Buried on 

Friday 22. 
Mrs. Ellis Pray Wife of Mr. Moses Pray of Berwick dy'd on Sunday April 

25. [sic] 1774. 
Mr. Joseph Wentworth Deeds. Widow Rachel, of Somersworth, Dy'd on 

Sunday May ye 1st. 1774. 
Mr. Saml. Whitehouse of Philipstown Married to Mrs. Mary Archibald on 

April ye 7th. 1774 pr. ye Reved. Jacob Forster. 
James Prime Son of Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Lydia Prime of Berwick Born on 

Jan. ye 19. 1774 
Saml. Heard Son of Dn. Trustham Heard of Berwick Drown'd on July 

14. 1774. 
Wo. Olive Davis Sister of Capt. Ichabod Goodwin of Berwick Dyd on 

Friday June 10. 1774 
Tuesday July 12. 1774. My son Robert Carried to York Goal pr. Mr. Joseph 

Prime. Rong Dr. pr. yt. Notori[iuoni] Infernal Devil (Lydia Lord) 
Wed. July 6. 1774 Esq. Rollins Negro Jack fell thro' ye Mill at Quampa- 

haggen Somersworth Side. 
Friday Sep. 2nd. 1774. Mr. Jno. Murray Junr. of Berwick Killd by a Cart 

Wheel Loaded with Rocks. 
Tuesday Sep. 6. 1774 Mrs. Martha Marshal Wife of Mr. Nahum Marshal 

of Berwick Dy'd. Buried on Wed. 7 
Monday Sep. 19. 1774 Miss Polly Chadbourn Daughter of Benja. Chadbourn 

Esq. of Berwick Dy'd. Bury'd on Tuesday ye 20th. 
Saturday Sep. 24. 1774 A Saw Mill Raisd at Quampahaggen Somersworth 

pr. Messrs. Ichabod Rollins Esq. Mr. Jonathan Hambleton & Mr. 

Noah Ricker. 
Tuesday Oct. 4th 1774 Jno. Marshal son of Mr. Nahum & Mrs. Martha 

Marshal Deed. Dy'd. Berwick. Buried on Wed. 5. 
Saturday Oct. 22. 1774. Mr. Aaron Stevens hawld his Brother David's 

Old Shop in ordr. for a Dwelling house & on Monday ye 24. hawld it 

Near Mr. David Lyfords. (to ye port Meant. 
Sunday Nov. 6. 1774 Mrs. Lydia Hodsdon Wife of Mr. Stephen Hodsdon of 

Berwick Dy'd. 
Tuesday Nov. 15. 1774 Joseph Hanson Son of Ephraim Hanson of Dover 

Deed. Dy'd. 
Sunday Night Dec. 18th. 1774 about 12 a Clock at Night or as some Judg'd 

it to be near one on Monday Morning My Dear Daughter Molly Dy'd, 

Buryed on Tuesday ye 20th. 
Wed. Dec. 21. 1774 My Wifes Daughter Elizabeth Tod Broke her Leg in 

going home from my house. 
Tuesday Night. Dec. 20. 1774 Mr. John Costelow a Dublin Lad Married to 

ye Wo. Lydia Lord of Berwick pr. ye Revd. Jeremiah Belknap of Dover 

in ye Province of New Hampshire in New England. 
Saturday Dec. 31. 1774 Capt. Timothy Roberts of Rochester Dy'd Bury'd 

on Tuesday Jan ye 3. 1775 
Sunday Evening Jan 8th. 1775 Mr. David Nichols of Berwick Dy'd. Bury'd 

on Tuesday Jan 10. 
Mr. George Ham of Portsmouth Married to Mrs. Rachel Garvin of Somers- 
worth pr. ye Revd. James Pike on Thursday January the 12th. 1775 
Somersworth Tuesday January ye 17. 1775 Collo. John Wentworth's Negro 

Tom fell in ye fire & Burnt to Death. 



190 Master Tate's Diary [July 

Thursday Night Jan. 24. 1775 Mr. Miles Bracket Married to Mrs. Lydia 

Key Daughter of Mr. Peter Key of Berwick Deed. 
Thursday Feb. 2nd. 1775 Mr. Benja. Quinbey Married to Mrs. Lydia Clem- 
ents Daughter of Mr. Saml. & Mrs. Sarah Clements of Somersworth 
pr. the Revd. James Pike. 
Wo. Judith Hambleton of Berwick Dyd on Tuesday Jan. 31 1775. Bury'd 

on Thursday Feb. 2. 
Feb. 11. 1775 Mrs. Margaret Lord Wife of Capt. Abraham Lord of Berwick 

Buryd. Dy'd on 
Cap Joshua Stacpole's Son Moses Dyd on Monday Morn Feb. 20. 1775. 

Bury'd on Tuesday Feb. 21. 
Saturday Feb. 18th. 1775. Reuben Tebbets Mov'd from Quampahaggen 

in Somersworth to Dover, to Dover Goal house, as keeper for sd. Goal 

for ye County of Strafford. 
Friday Mar. 10th. 1775. Cap Ichabod Rollins & Mr. Danl. Ricker Rais'd 

a New Grist Mill at Somersworth below ye highway between Mr. Jno. 

& Mr. Danl. Rickers's Fram'd pr. Mr. James Roberts. Jno. Clark's 

Junrs Finger Mash'd & Cut off by Dr. M. Carr. 
Sunday Night March 19. 1775 Molly Roberts Daughter of Mr. Joshua & 

Mrs. Joanna Roberts of Somersworth Dy'd.* 
Friday Mar. 17. 1775 My Son Robert Narrowed [sic] Escaped of Being 

Drown 'd 
Thursday March 23rd. 1775 Mr. Danl. Higgins Rais'd a Grist Mill at ye 

foot of ye Lower Mill at Salmon Falls Berwick Side. 
Sunday Mar. 19. 1775 My son Ben's Wife Deliverd of a Son Nam'd John. 
Tues. Aprl. 4. 1775 My son Mark and Love Roberts sat out for Kennebec 

River in order for Sawing for one Joseph North. 
Doctor Jno. Parsons of Berwick Dy'd. on Sat. Aprl. ye 15. 1775. 
Tues. Aprl. 18. 1775 Thos. Nock of Berwick Crush'd by Logs at Little 

River 
Thur. Aprl. 13. 1775 Mr. Saml. Roberts 3rd Married to Mrs. Sarah Went- 
worth Daughter of Ensn. Saml. Wentworth of Somersworth. 
Sunday Night Aprl. 16. 1775 Mr. Thomas Hammock Married to Mrs. 

Debby Carpenter of Somersworth. 
Mrs. Deborah Wentworth Wife of Lieut. Benja. Wentworth of Somersworth 

Born on Aprl. ye 11th. 1709 Old Stile. 
Mr. Jedidiah Hall Married to Mrs. Hannah Hussey Daughter of Mr. Jos. 

Hussey of Somersworth on October ye 25. 1773. 
Mr. Ebenezer Wallingford of Somerswth dy'd on Thursday Evening May 

11th. 1775 Bury'd on Sat. 13. 
Friday May ye 12. 1775 My Son Mark Tate Inlisted under Capt. Danl. 

Wood of Berwick his Company sat out for Boston on Monday May ye 

15. aut Cambridge 
Friday May 12. 1775 Tw[o] Companies from Socho, March'd thro Berwick 

for Boston, aut Cambridge. 
Tuesday a Company of Men Marchd thro' Berwick from Massabeck Wells 

for Boston, aut Cambridge. May 23. 1775. 
Monday May 29. 1775 Cap. Philip Hubbards Company of Berwick March'd 

through Somersworth for Boston, aut Cambridge. 
Monday June ye 6. 1775 Two Tories Viz. March'd Thro' 

Somersworth Guarded by 14 Men for Cambridge & ye Skipper 
Kennebec Company March'd thro Portsmouth for Cambridge Undr. 2 

Lieuts. on June 1775. Jos. North Capt. 
Monday June 19th. 1775 Capt. Jonathan Wentworth's Company of Somers- 
worth March'd for Cambridge James Carr 1st. Lieut. 

*Vidc tupra, p. 40. 



1920] Master Tate's Diary 191 

June ye 23. 1775 Jane Mimmy Deliver'd of a Daughter Call'd Sarah 
Saturday June 24. 1775 John Gerrish Son of Alexander Gerrish of Berwick 

Dy'd. 
Thursday June 22. 1775 Fast day in New Hamps. Eliz Randal Deliverd of 

a Daughter sd. to be Ebenezer Horns Namd. Eunice. 
June ye 1775 James Varney son of Mr. Benja. & Mrs. Rebecca Varney of 

Somersworth dyd. 
Tuesday July 11th. 1775 Madam Eliz. Wentworth Wife of Collo. Jno. Went- 

worth of Somersworth Dy'd Bury'd on Thurs. 13. She was one of Collo. 

Thos. Wallingford Deeds. Daughters. 
Wed. July 19th. 1775 Thos. Roberts of Somersworth. Dy'd in ye Army at 

Cambridge. 
Monday Night Sep. 4. 1775 Edmund Drew Son of Mr. John & Mrs. Hannah 

Drew of Somerswth Dy'd on Monday Night Sep. 4. 1775 Bury'd on 

Tuesday ye 5th. 
Jacob & Benja. Quinbey Rais'd a New Barn frame on Friday Aug. 4. & on 

Wednesday Aug. 9th. 1775 Reuben Tebbets Raisd a New house Fram'd 

pr. Mr. James Roberts. 
Casco Bay Destroy'd by Men of War on Wed. Oct. 18. 1775. 
Mr. Danl. Hanson of Somersworth Dy'd on Saturday About 8 o th Clock 

or in ye Morn. Oct 21st. 1775. 
Mr. Benja. Philpot of Somersworth Married to Miss Olive Roberts on 

Thurs. Dec. 28th. 1775. 
The Revd. Mr. Joseph Haven ordained Minister of Rochester on Wed. Jan. 

10. 1776 Revd. Mr. Avery Hall Turn'd out. (adrift.) 
Mr. Joshua Stacpole of Somersworth Broke his Thigh on Thur. Jan. 11. 1776 
Mr. Joseph Cook's wife of Somersworth Dyd on ye Jan. ye 1776 whose 

Maiden Name was Knight. 
Capt. Nathl. Garland of Somersworth Dy'd on Wed. Morn. Jan. 24. 1776 

Buried on Friday following. 
Saturday Night Feb. 24. 1776 Mr. Ephraim Wentworth of Dover Dy'd. 
Capt. Ebenezer Hobbs of Somersworth Dyd on Wed. Feb. 28. 1776 
Mr. Hugh Ross of Berwick Buried on Saturday M-ar. 2. 1776 
Mar. 4. 1776 Mrs. Main Wo. of the Late Revd. Mr. Amos Main of 

Rochester Dyd 
Saturda}' Night Mar. 9th. 1776 Nicholas Carpenters Wife Tumbled down 

ye Cellar & Broke her Arm. 
Catharine Foss of Dover Dy'd on Tuesday Mar. 19th. 1776 
Friday Mar. 22. 1776 Elijah Gementss Leg Broke. 
Friday Morn Mar. 22. 1776 Mrs. Kezia Grant of Berwick Dy'd 
Saturday Mar 23 Mr. Isaac Nute & Capt. Saml. Gerrish of Dover Dyd. 1776 
Mrs. Susannah Twombly Wife of Benja. Twombly of Somersworth Dy'd 

March 25. 1776 Tuesday 
Aprl. 9th. 1776 Mr. Richd. Goodwin of Dover Dyd* 

Aprl. 8. 1776 Capt. Thos. Wallingfords of Somersth Son Andrew Dy'd 
Sunday Aprl. 14. 1776 Mr. Silas Nowel of Berwick Dyd. 
Wed. Aprl. 17. 1776 Mrs. Ann Quinbey Wife of Mr. Benja. Quinbey of Fal- 
mouth Dy'd. 
Thursday Aprl. 18th. 1776 Fast day in New Hampe Eliz Hight Wife of Mr. 

Wm. Hight of Berwick Dy'd 
Aprl. 28. 1776 Sunday Mr. Eleazer Clark of Berwick Dyd 
Friday May 3. 1776 Capt. Shadrack Hodsdon of Dover Dy'd 
May ye 8. 1776 Mr. Jno. Clements of Dover Dyd. 
Friday May ye 10. 1776 Mr. Wm. Hanson Junr. of Dover Dyd. 
Mr. Jno. Cromwel of Dover Dy'd on Saturday May ye 11th. 1776. & Lydia 
his wife dy'd on Monday May 13. 1776. Both Buried in one Grave. 



192 Master Tate's Diary [July 

Friend Benja. Kenny of Somersworth Dy'd on Saturday May ye 18th. 1776 
Mr. Jonathan Merrow of Somersworth Dy'd on Sunday Night May ye 26. 

1776. 
Mrs. Abigail Woodsom of Berwick Dy'd on Tuesday June ye 4. 1776. Buryd 

on Thursday ye 6th. 
Tuesday July ye 23 My son Benja. & a Number of others sat out as Recruits 

for ye Army against Quebec, (from Somersworth. 
Wed. Aug. 14th 1776 Mr. William Hooper Junior of Berwick Ordaind Minis- 
ter of the Anabaptist Church at Berwick, 4 people Baptized in Salmon 

Falls River. Viz. Daniel & Nathaniel Lord, 
Mr. Joseph Sweat of York Dy'd on Thursday August ye 2 1776 
Tuesday Sep. ye 10th. 1776 Mrs. Patience Wentworth of Somersworth Dy'd 
Mrs. Rachel Legro of Somersworth Dy'd on Thursday Morn. Oct. 30. 1776 
Mr. Francis Yeaton Junr. Married to Miss Elizabeth Roberts of Somers- 
worth on Sunday Night Nov. 24. 1776. 
Mr. Robert Swainson Married to Mrs. Phebe Garland Wo. of Cap. Nathl. 

Garland of Somersworth on Tuesday Night November ye 26th. 1776. 
Miss Rachel Gerrish Daughter of Mr. Alexander Gerrish of Berwick Dy'd 

on Saturday Night Nov. 30. 1776 
Mrs. Elizabeth Ham wife of Mr. William Ham of Portsmouth Dy'd on 

Sunday Dec. 22. 1776 
Mrs. Joanna Smith Wife of Capt. Archibald Smith Dy'd at Massabesec she 

was Daughter of Capt. James & Mrs. Rebecca Hobbs of Somersworth 

Deed. Dyd Saturday Eveng Dec. 28. 1776. 
Thursday Jan 2nd. 1777 Mr. Enoch Ricker Married to Miss Esther Roberts 

Daughter of Mr. Nathan Roberts of Somersworth. 
Mr. Joshua Nock of Berwick Dy'd on Tuesday Night Jan. 7th. 1777. 
My Son Mark Tate came home from ye Army on Friday Jan. 10. 1777 
Tuesday Night Jan. 14. 1777 Mrs. Gray of Berwick dy'd', she was Mother 

of Mr. Wm. Stacpoles wife of Somersworth. 
Wed. Night Jan 15th. 1777 Mrs. Mary Wentworth dy'd she was Lieut. Paul 

Wentworths wife & Eldest Daughter of Mr. Tilley & Mrs. Mary Higgins 

of Berwick. 
Mr. Jno. Mills of Lebanon Dy'd on Jan 1777. 
Tuesday Night Feb. 4. 1777 Moses Varney's Shop Burnt. Dover. 
Wed. Feb. 12th. 1777 Mr. Caleb Horn Married to Miss Molly Randal pr. ye 

Revd. Jeremiah Belknap at Dover. 
Friday Feb. 14th. 1777 Mr. John Foss Mov'd from Somersworth to Bar- 
$j rington. 

Sunday Feb. 2. 1777 Mr. Jno. Furniss Married to Miss Betsey Gerrish. 
Wed. Feb. 19. 1777 Mr. Saml. Goodwin of Berwick Taken sick, Dy'd on 

Thursday ye 20th. Bury'd on Friday 21st. 
Mary Rollins Wife of Jos. Rollins of Rochester Dy'd Taken up in ye Snow 

Drift Feb. 11. 1777. .Maiden Name was Mary Foye. 
Friend Tabitha Jenks Dy'd on Tuesday Feb. 18. 1777 
Mr. Phinehas Ricker Junr. Married to Miss Rachel Cromwel on Feb. 27. 1777. 
Spencer Wife of Mr. Joseph Spencer of Berwick Dy'd on Sat. Mar. 

1, 1777. 
Tuesday Mar. 4. 1777. Jacob Forster Son of ye Revd. Jacob Forster of 

Berwick Dyd. 
Mr. David Moore of Berwick Dy'd on Sunday about 12 o th Clock March 

ye 9th. 1777. Bury'd on 
March ye 20th. 1777 My son Mark Married to Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts 

Daughter of Mr. Love Roberts pr. ye Revd. James Pike. 
Wednesday March 19th. 1777 Andrew Horn Junr. Married to Mrs. Mary 

Wentworth Daughter of Ensn. Saml. Wentworth of Somersworth. 



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Mr. Thomas Warrens Daughter Joanna Dy'd about 2 o th Clock Saturday- 
Morn. Aprl. 12. 1777 Bury'd on Sunday 13. 

Tuesday June 3rd. 1777 Mrs. Catharine Clark Wife of Capt. Jno. Clark 
& Daughter of Mrs. Furnil of Portsmouth Kill'd with Thunder. 

Friend Zaccheous Varney's Son Ezekiel Dy'd on Saturday July 19. 1777 

June ye 9th. 1777 A Boy Nam'd was kill'd by Thunder. 

Wed. Morn. July the 2nd. 1777 John Hooper Son of Mr. Wm. Hooper a 
Baptist Preacher of Berwick fell thro' ye Great falls Mill & Dyd. 

Tues. Evening Aug. 1777 Mr. David Hans^.orn] of Dover Married to Mrs. 
Mary Roberts of Somersworth, by the Revd. James Pike. (Love Rob- 
erts's Daughter) 

Tilley Higgins of Berwick Dy'd on Sunday Morn Aug. 17. 1777. 

Mr. James Rollins Married to Miss Hannah Carr on Wed. Aug. 20. 1777. 

Saturday Morn Aug. 30th. 1777 Micaiah Wentworth son of Lieut. Paul 
Wentvvorth, Dy'd at his Grandmother Higgins's at Berwick. 

Wed. Sep. 3. 1777 Miss Hannah Pappoon Deliver'd of a Son Swore on Wil- 
liam Stacpole. 

Wo. Hannah Pierce Dy'd on Thursday Evening Sep. 18th. 1777. 

Mr. Danl. Smith's Wife of Berwick Dy'd on Friday Morn Sep 19th. 1777. 
Bury'd on Satur. 20. her Maiden Name was Eliz. Chadbourn. 

Capt. Ichabod Goodwin of Berwick Py'd on Monday Night Oct. 27. 1777 
Bur'd on Thursday 30. 

Saturday Nov. 22. 1777 Mr. Jno. Stone's Son Kill'd by the fall of a 

Tree. 

Sunday Morng. Dec. 28th. Mrs. Molly Gilman Dyd. Wife of Nicholas Gil- 
man of Exeter, & Daugtr. of ye Revd. James Pike of Somersworth. 
Bury'd on Wed. 31. 

Saturday Jan. 31st. 1778 Wm. Downs's Son Wm. Downs of Berwick Kill'd by 
a Log at Lebanon. 

Wo. Abigail Garland Dy'd on Friday Feb. 20th. 1778 at Dover. & was 
Buried on Sunday ye 22. 

George Roberts Son of Mr. Alexander Roberts of Somersworth Dy'd on 
Sunday March ye 8th. 1778. 

Miss Hannah James Dy'd Saturday March ye 7. 1778 

Mr. Jno. Tuckers Daughter of Berwick Dy'd Friday Mar. 13. 1778. 

Mr. Isaac Hobbs Son of Mr. James & Mrs. Ruth Hobbs Dy'd at Martineco 
on Tues. July 8th. 1777. he Left Somersworth on Wed. Jan. 15th. & 
Saild in Ship Raven Capt. Josh. Stacpole on Jan 26. 1777. 

Mr. Elijah Clements Married to Miss Molly Waldron on Monday March ye 
23rd. 1778. 

Anne Garland Daughter of Eliz Todd & Daughter of Reuben Garland of 
Dover who was Struck dead by Thunder some time ago was Born on 
August the 4th. 1765. 

Mr. Joseph Roberts Married to Miss Mercy Hobbs on Monday Aprl. 20. 
1778. 

Mr. Henry Ricker Married to Miss Molly Stacpole Daughter of Mr. James 
& Mrs. Elizabeth Stacpole on Wed. May ye 6th. 1778. 

Wed. May 20. 1778 a poor Boy that Liv'd wth Mr. Joseph Marden of Ber- 
wick, one John Goldthwait Drowned near Quampahaggen Bridge. 

Mr. James Adams of Rochester Married to Miss Polly Cole of Somersworth 
Monday May ye 25. 1778. 



194 



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[July 



A Portledge Bill for the Brig Grey Hound James Garvin Jun r Master 
from Piscataqua to S fc . Croix, & back to y e Port of Piscataqua 

June ye 3rd. 1769.* 



Mens 


Stations 


Names. 




James Garvin. 


Master 


John Brown. 


Mate. 


Patrick Murphy 


Sailor 


Gershom Plumer. 


Do. 


Benj a . Cromwel. 


Do. 


George Horn. 


Do. 


Eben r . Garvin. 


Do. 


Tho 8 . Garvin. 


Boy. 



When 


What 


When 


Ship'd. 


pr Month. 


Discharg'd 


Dec. 5. 


£45 


May 13 


Dec. 18. 


72 


May 8 


Dec. 20. 


60 


May 6 


Dec. 20. 


60 


May 6 


Dec. 14. 


56 


May 8 


Dec. 18. 


50 


May 9 


Dec. 18. 


35 


May 7 


Jan. 1. 


12 


April 28 



Ages of Some on Berwick Side 

Mr. Tilly Higgins's who Married Mary Woodsom. 
John Higgins Born Sep. 19. 1742 
Mary. Mar. 23. 1750 

Sarah Dec. 23. 1752. 

Danl. Oct. 1755 

Elizabeth July 8. 1757. 

Edmund Jan. 15. 1760. 

Mr. John Higgins's who Married Lydia Chadbourn Daughter of Benja. 
Chadbourn Esq. 

Lydia Born July 17th. 1766 

Anne April 16. 1768. 

Mary Born Mar. 15. 1770 

John Born Saturday Feb. 8th. 1772. 

Benja. Born Monday June 6. 1774 

James Born Sunday Morng. June 16th. 1777. 

Mr. Saml. Lord's 3rd who Married with Mrs. Lydia Wallingford. Collo. 
Thomas Wallingford's daughter of Somersworth. 
Samuel Lord Born Tues. Apr. 15. 1761 
Nancy Monday June 7. 1762 

George Oct. 19th. Thurs 1764 

Charlotte Sep. 15. 1766 

Lydia Wed. Jan. 4. 1769. 

Isaac Born Sat. Feb. 9th 1771. Dyd on Thur. Sep. 5. 

1771. 
Isaac Born Thursday Night July 23rd. 1772 

Mrs. Lydia Wallingford Daughter of Collo. Thos. & Madam Mary 
Wallingford of Somersworth Born April ye 25th. 1742. 

Mr. Ephraim Plumer's of Fres[worn] Cree[worn]t whose 1st. Wife was 
Anne Goodwin 2nd. Mercy Garland. 
2nd. 

Daniel Plumer Born Feb. ye 1st. 1760. 

Ebenezer. January 25. 1762. 

John. November 10. 1765. 

Richard. February 2. 1767. 

Ephraim. April 16. 1769. 

Mercy March ye 31st. 1772. March 31. 

•This bill is found on p. 42 of the original manuscript of the Diary. Five columns given in the 
original manuscript are omitted in this printed copy, as they contain merely details about wages 
advanced to each man, wages due, etc. 

tProbably Fresh Creek. „ 



1920] Master Tate's Diary 195 

Moses Plumer Born Sunday Dec. 18. 1774 
a Daughter Hannah Born Aprl. 29th. 1777. 

Mr. Danl. Wood's of [worn, perhaps Berwick whose] 2nd. Wife was 
ye Widow Mary Philpot. Elias Philpots' Widow. 
2nd. 

Danl. Wood Born Feb. 5. 1767. 
Elias Feb. 28. 1768. 

Hannah Sep. 4. 1769 Dyd [illegible] 

Molly Born May 4th. 1771 Dy'd Fri. [illegible] 

Job Born Sunday Night July [illegible, ? 12th.] aut 

Monday Morn July 13. 1772 

Mr. Benja. Abbot's of Berwick who Married Sarah Chadwick [worn] 29 
1769. 

Esther Abbot Born Sunday July 15. 1770 Dy'd on March ye 

14th. Anno. 1771. 
Edmund Born Tues. Aug. 23rd. 1771 

Benja. Abbott Born Friday Aug. 13. 1773 
Daughter Born May 5. 1778. 

Benja. Chadbourn Esq. whose 1st. Wifes Names was Sarah Heard. 2nd. 
Mary .Chesley. 

1st. 

Martha3orn 26. 1744. 

Lydia. July [blotted] 1746. 

2nd. 

Jonathan Born Aug. 9. 1752 

Mary Feb. 1754. Feb 14. 

Benjamin Nov. 7th. 1756 

Solomon Abbott Married to Catharine Abbott Dec. 10. 1755. Daughter 
of Wm. Chadbourn Deed. She was Born Jan. 3. 1726. 
John Abbott Born Aug. 20. 1755 
Catharine Feb. 6. 1758 

Sally Born May 28. 1773. 

Abigail Saunders Born June ye 20th. 1749 Now ye Wife of Stephen 
Austin. 

Mr. John Wentworths of Dover who Married Mrs. Margaret Frost of 
New Castle. Collo. Jno. Wentworth of Somersworth's Son John 
Jno. Wentworth Born April 5th. 1772 on Sunday. 
Margaret Born May 27th. 1773. 

Elizabeth Aug 9th. 1774 

Mr. Ichabod Goodwin's Son of Cap. Ichabod Goodwin of Berwick who 
Married Mrs. Mary Wallingford Daughter of Cap. Thos. Wallingford 
of Some rs worth. 

Ichabod Goodwin Born June 1st. 1770 

Thos. Wallingford Born May 25th. 1772. 

Mr. Robert Rogers's who Married Mrs. Esther Lord Daughter of Mr. 
Nathan and Mrs. Esther Lord Feb. 26th. 1771 Tuesday 26* 
Susannah Rogers Born Feb. 23rd. 1772 Sunday 
Esther Born Saturday Feb. 26. 1774 

Andrew Born Aug. ye 8th. 1775 

Agnes Born July 17. 1777. 

Robert Oct. 30th. 1779. 

Mr. Thos. Chadbourn's who Married wth. Mrs. Mehetabel Goodwin 
Daughter of Mr. James Goodwin of Berwick 

*Vide supra, p. 179. 

VOL. LXXIV. 13 



196 Master Tate's Diary [July 

Jno. Chadbourn Born Sep 7. 1768 
Humphry Feb. 24. 1770 

Joseph June 1st. 1772 

Mehetabel Born Mar. Sth 1774 

Mary Born Sep. 23rd. 1777. 

Mr. Nathan Lords who Married with Mrs. Esther Perkins on 1743. 

Saml. [?] Lord Born May 15. 1751 
Esther March 15th. 1753 

Nathan Apr. 14th. 1758 

Jno. Lord was Born Mar. 29. 1764 

Mr. James Goodwins Junr. of Berwick who Married wth. Mrs. Sarah 
Griffith Aug 13th. 1767 

James Goodwin Born Aug. 16th. 1768 
Thomas July 22nd. 1770. 

Olive Plaistead Aug. 9th. 1772. 

Sarah Born 

Mr. David Nichols who Married Mrs. Phebe Chace on Sunday Nov. 11th. 
1758 

Hannah Born Feb. 28. 1761 
David Nov. 14. 1762 

Thos. July 14. 1764 

Eunice Dec. 21. 1765 

Saml. Oct. 21st. 1768 

Stephen Feb 12. 1769 

Phebe Dec. 12. 1771 ' 

Jno. Sept. 10. 1772 

Sarah Dec. 11. 1774 

David Nichols Born Mar. 25th. 1734. " 

Phebe Chace Born Oct. 13. 1736 Wife of David Nichols of Berwick 
Deed. 

Mr. Jethro Heards of Dover who Married Sally Harford 
Nathl. Heard Born Aug 7th. 1771 
Jethro Born Jan. 2. 1772 Jan. 

Dorothy Born June 28. 1775. 

Mr. Spencer Wentworth Junr. of Dover who Married Mrs. Sarah 
St[iforn]ber ye 14th. 1769. 

Tryphena Wentworth Born on Sat. Oct. 27. l7[v>orn] 
Spencer Born Friday July 2nd. 1773. 

Mr. Saml. Ham's who Married Mrs. Sally Garvin of Somersworth 
James Ham born Aug. ye Sth. 1771 
Lydia Born May ye 5th. 1773 

Dorcas Born June 16th. 1775. 

Mr. Danl. Woods of Berwick 

Son Enoch Born on Monday Aprl. 24th. 1774 

Mr. Paul Harfords who Married Mrs. Anne Baulch of Dover. 
Joanna Harford Born Dec. 20. 1769 
Lydia Born Jan. 26. 1772. 

Friend Jacob Sawyer's whose 1st. Wife was Susannah Estes, 2nd. Sarah 
Hanson, of Dover. ' 

1st. [?] 

Sarah Sawyer Born Nov. 19. 1744. 
" 2nd. 

Stephen. Born June 19. 1752 

Patience Born Sep. 26. 1753 



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[uwn]sannah Born Dec. 17. 1758 

[wornjiah Born May 19. 1760 

Kezia [?] Born Jan 12. 1762 

Lydia[?] Born Nov. 30 1763 

[worn]othy [? Timothy] Born Octo 5. 1766 

Jacob. Born Oct. 1.1769 

Mary. Born Nov. 13 1771 

Content. Born Apr. 13. 1774 

Enoch Born Feb. 4th. 1776 

Mr. John Hays's who Marryd Hannah Waldron of Dover on Jan. 26th. 
1764. 

Elihu Hays Born Jan. 28th. 1765 
Elizabeth April 13th. 1767. . 

Richard Sep. 6th. 1770. 

Charles Mar. 31st. 1773. 

Samuel Born 76 

Hannah 80 

Mr. Joshua Pray's of Berwick who Married Mrs. Sarah Roberts of 
Somersworth 

John Pray Born Sep. 17. 1767. 
Saml. Born July 3rd. 1769. 

Joshua Born May 1 1 . 1 772 
Edmund Born Mar. 16. 1774 

Capt. Wm. Rogers's of Berwick Who Married Miss Susy Moore on 
Abigail Rogers Born Dec. 8th. 1760 

William Rogers Born Oct. 1765 

Andrew Rogers Born Aug 1767 

Robert Rogers Born [worn,? Sep.] 1769 

Susannah Rogers Born June 1772 
Agnes Rogers Born Jan 1775 

David Moor Rogers Born 

Mr. Temple Hights of Berwick who Marry'd Mrs. Sarah Goodwin 
Daughter of Capt. Ichabod Goodwin on Thursday Nov. 25. 1772. 
Wm. Hight Born Wed. Oct. 20th. 1773. 

Salem 
Mr. Thos. Nichols Brother to Mr. David Nichols of Berwick Deed, 
was Born on March ye 25. 1746. Mrs. Hannah Pope now the 
wife of ye abovesd. Thos. Nichols was Born at Salem on Sunday 
May ye 31 1746. 

Mr. Thos. Varneys of Dover who Married Huldah Hanson. 
Olive Varney Born Sep. 18. 1770 
Nicholas Feb. 18. 1772. 

Sarah Feb. 18. 1775. 

Mr. Job Clements's of Dover who Married Betty Rollins 
Ebenezer Clements Born Aprl. 19. 1745 
Hannah Born Oct. 14. 1747. 

Abigail Born Aprl. 6. 1752. 

Betty Born [worn, ? July] 2 1 . 1 754 

Molly Born 

Jeremiah Born Nov. 30. 1759. 

Deborah Born Jan. 19. 1761. 

Job Born Jan. 25. 1763. 

Anna Born Mar. 1767 

Enoch Born Dec. 7. 1770 

Moses Born Mar. 31. 1772. 



198 Master Tate's Diary [July 

Mr. Jno. Foggerty Married to Mrs. Nabby Lord on Monday May 1st. 
1774. 
their son 
John Born 
Edmund Born Wed. Feb. 11th. 1778 

Mr. David Trask's of Berwick 

John Trask Born Aug. 14. 1776 
Daniel Trask Born Jan 3rd. 1777 

Mr. William Whittier of Berwick who Married Mrs. Sally Hight on Sat. 
June 29. 177[«ic] 

Elizabeth Whittier Born Sunday Aprl. 12 [worn] 

Mr. Alexander McGouch's who Married Mrs. Olive Goodwin on Nov. 2. 
1777 

Robert Born Thurs. Dec. 18. 17 [worn] 
Jno. Born July 3. 1779. 
James May 21. 1781. 

Capt. Ebenezer Sullivane Married to Miss Abigail Cotton on July 18. 
1772. 

John Sullivane Born Aprl. 1st. 1773 
Marjery Born Nov. 16. 1774. 

Moses Born October 27.1777. 

Mr. Jno. Furniss's who Married Miss Betsey Gerrish on Sunday Feb. 2. 
1777. 

Thomas Born March 1778 
Betsey Born Wed. 

[Corrections! 

[A careful examination of the original manuscript of Master Tate's "Diary" 
shows that the following corrections should be made in the records as printed 
in the Register: 

Vol. 73 

Page 305, line 35, for 175. [sic] read 1757. 

Page 306, lines 2 and 3, for July 31. 1771. on Tuesday Sep. 21st [worn] read July 

31. 1771. [worn] on Tuesday Sep. 21st ADom 1771. 
Page 306, line 18, for Stackpoles read Stacpoles. 
Page 306, line 19, for Stackpole read Stacpole. 
Page 306, line 28, for 18th read 10th. 
Page 306, line 32, for wed read Wo. 

Page 306, line 34, for l7[probably 1745] read l7i[probably 1745]. 
Page 307, line 17, after Patience add Ricker Born. 
Page 307, line 28, for 1795 read 1765. 
Page 307, line 53, for Wd. read Wo. 
Page 307, line 54, for Wd read Wo. 
Page 307, between lines 54 and 55 insert, on a new line, 1st, the meaning of the record 

being that Lydia, Esther, Judith, and Ebenezer Nock were children of Ebenezer 

Nock by his first wife. 
Page 308, line 3, for 29th read 27th. 

Page 308, line 15, after July insert ye and for 1749 read 1747. 
Page 308, line 19, for Wd. read Wo. 
Page 308, lines 38 and 39, transpose these lines, so that 2. will stand on a line above 

Nicholas and below Dorcas. 
Page 309, line 7, for [line worn] read [whom] she Swore on Wm. [worn]. 
Page 309, line 23, for Sally read Molly. 
Page 309, line 25, after 1740 add N. S. 
Page 309, line 26, for 1744 read 1742. 
Page 309, line 27, for 1742 read 1745. 

Page 309, line 50, after Born leave a considerable space and add N. S. 
Page 309, line 51, for [illegible] read Wentworth and for 15th read 11th. 



1920] Descendants of John Devereux 199 

Page 309, line 52, after Phinehas add Wentworth by [worn] Sarah Nock. 

Page 309, line 53, after Jonathan insert Wentworth. 

Page 309, line 54, after Dorothy insert Wentworth. 

Page 310, line 1, after Drisco insert Wentworth. 

Page 310, line 2, after Mark insert Wentworth. 

Page 310, line 3, after Silvanus insert Wentworth. 

Page 310, line 5, after 1747. add N. S. 

Page 310, line 15, for [perhaps Shippin] read [probably Tappin]. 

Page 311, line 18, after July add 176[ worn]. 

Page 311, line 32, after 1762 add Wed. 

Page 311, line 51, for whose read who Married [worn]. 

Page 312, line 19, for Thomas read Thos. 

Page 312, line 44, for Wd read Wo. 

Page 313, line 11, for 25th read 28th. 

Page 313, line 15, for Feb [worn] read Tebbets. 

Page 313, line 51, for Jedediah read Jedidiah. 

Page 314, line 9, for 14 read 14th. 

Page 314, line 30, for 28 read 28th. 

Page 314, line 52, after Hearl omit [?] [possibly Head]. 

Page 315, line 15, after 1763 add Born at Somersworth. 

Page 315, line 16, after 1766. add Do. 

Page 315, line 17, after 1768. add Do. 

Page 3 15, line 30, for 30 read 30. 1772. 

Page 315, line 31, omit this line. 

Vol. 74 

Page 36, line 28, after 1744 add [?]. 
Page 37, line 5, for Hobbs read Hobbs's. 
Page 37, line 25, for Nathaniel read Nathl. 
Page 37, line 49, for Aug. read May. 
Page 127, line 29, for Heart read Hearl.] 



JOHN DEVEREUX OF MARBLEHEAD, MASS., 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Mrs.' Frank M. Angellotti of San Rafael, Cal. 

[Continued from page 120] 

4. John 3 Devereux (Robert, 2 John 1 ), of Marblehead, probably mar- 
ried first, at Salem, 30 Nov. 1718, Elizabeth Bacon;* and 
secondly, at Marblehead, 18 Sept. 1735, Mrs. Hannah 
Waldron. His wife Hannah was dismissed from the First 
Church of Marblehead 3 June 1744 and was admitted to the 
Second Church of Marblehead 1 July 1744. Her husband, 
John Devereux, was admitted to the Second Church, which 
he appears to have attended from 1 July 1759 on, and in 
which his son Joseph and the latter's wife were also com- 
municants. At a church meeting on 17 Sept. 1771 John 
Devereux and his son Joseph were recorded as present. 

Upon the conveyance of the Devereux farm, 1 Apr. 1729, from 
Robert 2 Devereux (2) to his children (vide supra, page 119), 
Robert's three daughters conveyed to their four brothers all 

*On 25 Apr. 172G a John Devereux, probably John,3 son of Humphrey 2 (1, ii), married Margaret 
Bacon. 



200 Descendants of John Devereux [July 

their interest in the farm, and the brothers divided the farm 
in severalty among themselves, John receiving about 70 acres 
and also a lot of about 6 acres called the "Raccoon Lot." 
This lot was owned later by his son Joseph, who conveyed it, 

1 May 1784, to his first cousin, Samuel Devereux (6, vi). 

Children by first wife: 

i. Susanna,* bapt. at Salem 5 May 1723. 

8. ii. Joseph, bapt. at Salem 10 Oct. 1725. 

iii. Elizabeth, bapt. at Salem 14 Jan. 1727/8. 

iv. Hannah, bapt. at Marblehead 25 Jan. 1729/30. 

Child by second wife : 
v. John, bapt. at Marblehead 6 May 1739. 

5. Robert 3 Devereux (Robert, 2 John 1 ), of Marblehead, was bap- 

tized as an adult 21 Aug. 1725, and died between 1 Apr. 1771 
(the date of a deed from him and his wife conveying Marble- 
head land to Joseph Devereux) and 17 Apr. 1784 (the date of 
a deed from Burrill Devereux to Samuel Devereux). He mar- 
ried at Marblehead, 14 Oct. 1725, Eli2abeth Chapman of Mar- 
blehead, who also died between 1 Apr. 1771 and 17 Apr. 1784. 

Robert Devereux's dwelling house was in Marblehead, at the 
junction of the Boston and Salem roads, and before 17 Apr. 
1784 it was sold to Col. Jonathan Glover, who had married 
at Marblehead, 10 Oct. 1748, Abigail Burnham, baptized at 
Marblehead 19 June 1726, a great-granddaughter of Hannah 2 
Devereux (1, iv) and her second husband, Richard Knott. 

Children, baptized at Marblehead: 

i. Elizabeth, 4 bapt. 21 Aug. 1726; d. young. 

ii. Elizabeth, bapt. 29 Dec. 1728. 

iii. Anna, bapt. 23 Aug. 1730. 

iv. Robert, bapt. 14 July 1734; d. young. 

v. Robert, bapt. 30 Apr. 1738; m. at Marblehead, 13 Jan. 1757, Mar- 
garet Smith Bartlett, bapt. at Marblehead 14 Aug. 1737, 
dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth. Children: 1. Elizabeth, 5 bapt. 
8 Jan. 1758. 2. Anna, bapt. 16 Dec. 1759 ;*m. 15 Aug. 1784 John 
Wells. 3. Sarah, bapt. 24 Jan. 1762. 4. Thomas Bartlett, bapt. 
5 Feb. 1764. 5. Abigail, bapt. 22 Sept. 1765. 6. Margaret, 
bapt. 13 Dec. 1767. 7. Mercy, bapt. 14 Jan. 1770; m. 26 Nov. 
1795 Joseph Webb. 

6. Humphrey 3 Devereux (Robert, 2 John 1 ), husbandman, born at 

Marblehead 7 Dec. 1702 and baptized as an adult, with his 
brother Ralph, 3 Dec. 1727, died at Marblehead 21 Jan. 1777. 
He married first (intention recorded at Lynn, 6 Feb. 1725/6) 
Elizabeth Redding; secondly, at Lynn, 29 Jan. 1729/30, 
Abigail (Burrill) Gale, born at Lynn 12 May 1709, died 

2 Dec. 1757, daughter of Samuel and Margaret- (Jarvis) 
Burrill* and widow of Roots Gale (to whom she was married 
at Lynn 5 Oct. 1727, and who died at Marblehead 24 Dec. 
1728, aged 24 years, 4 months, 17 days) ; and thirdly, in Boston, 
21 Jan. 1762, Mary (Charnock) (Greenwood) Prince 

*Samuel Burrill of Lynn, yeoman, and Margaret Jarvis were married in Boston 14 Sept. 1697. 
He was a son of Lieut. John and Lois (Ivory) Burrill of Lynn and a grandson of the immigrants 
George and Mary (Cooper) Burrill of Lynn. Cf. The Burrill, Burrell Family of Essex County, 
by Frank A. Gardner, M.D., in Essex Institute Historical Collections, vols. 51 and 52. 



I 

1920] Descendants of John Devereux , 201 

of Boston, born 3 Mar. 1709/10, died 22 May 1784, daughter 
of John and Mary Charnock and widow successively of 
Samuel Greenwood (by whom she had a daughter, Mary, 

born 1 Apr. 1731, died at Marblehead 30 Sept. 1812) and 

Prince of Boston. 

Humphrey Devereux was admitted to the church at Marble- 
head, with his first wife, on 3 Dec. 1727, the day of his baptism. 
At one time he commanded a military company and was called 
"Captain." He lived in the house of his father and grand- 
father, on the Devereux farm at Marblehead, until the begin- 
ning of the Revolution, when, on account of failing health, 
he removed to Topsfield, and in the latter place his will was 
made, 13 Sept. 1775. On 16 Mar. 1731/2 Humphrey "Dev- 
erix" and wife Abigail of Marblehead conveyed land formerly 
owned by her father, Samuel Burrill, to Theophilus Burrill 
of Lynn. His sons Burrill and Samuel were the executors of 
his will. 

Child by first wife: 

i. John, 4 bapt. at Marblehead 21 Jan. 1727/8; m. at Marblehead, 28 
Sept. 1758, Susannah Stacy. 

Children by second wife (baptisms recorded at Marblehead) : 

9. ii. Humphrey, b. 11 Dec. 1730. 

iii. Burrill, bapt. 4 Feb. 1732/3; d. in 1736. 

iv. Abigail, bapt. 30 Mar. 1735; d. in infancy. 

v. Hannah, b. 14 Oct. and bapt. 16 Oct. 1737; d. 2 Aug. 1781; m. at 
Marblehead, 6 Oct. 1768, Samuel Turner of Marblehead. Chil- 
dren: 1. Abigail, b. 3 Aug. and bapt. 6 Aug. 1769; d. 27 Sept. 1781. 
2. Samuel, b. 6 Dec. 1771. 3. Burrill Devereux, b. 8 Dec. and 
bapt. 13 Dec. 1772. 4. Hannah, bapt. 30 Oct. 1774. 5. Margaret, 
b. 27 Sept. 1775. 

vi. Samuel, b. 13 Sept. and bapt. 16 Sept. 1739; d. s. p. 20 May 1822; 
m. (1) at Lynn, 4 Feb. 1762, Sarah Newhall of Lynn, b. in 
Dec. 1741, d. 24 June 1767; m. (2) at Middleton, 23 May 1786, 
Sarah Fuller of Middleton, b. 30 June 1741, d. 24 June 1794, 
aged 53 years; m. (3) at Middleton, 19 Feb. 1795, Susanna Sy- 
monds of Middleton, b. 10 Apr. 1750, d. 26 Nov. 1800; m. (4) 
at Danvers, 14 Oct. 1801, Abigail Fitz of Danvers, b. 12 Mar. 
1755, d. 20 Jan. 1822. Partly by inheritance and partly by pur- 
chase, he came into possession of the whole of the Devereux farm. 

vii. Robert Burrill, b. 7 Sept. and bapt. 13 Sept. 1741 ; d. aged 9 months. 

viii. Ruth, b. 4 Jan. and bapt. 9 Jan. 1742/3; d. unm. 3 Jan. 1782. 

ix. Abigail, bapt. 21 Apr. 1745; d. unm. 3 Aug. 1764. 
10. x. Burrill, b. 21 Mar. and bapt. 29 Mar. 1747. 

xi. Robert, of Marblehead, physician, b. 7 Sept. and bapt. 10 Sept. 1749; 
d. unm. 11 June 1794. 

xii. Margaret, b. 15 Mar. and bapt. 22 Mar. 1752 ; d. at Middleton 8 May 
1794; m. at Marblehead, 27 Dec. 1785, Jacob Fuller of Middleton. 
Children: 1. Peggy, bapt. 15 Apr. 1787. 2. Sarah Devereux, bapt. 7 
Aug. 1791. 

7. Ralph 3 Devereux (Robert, 2 John 1 ), of Marblehead, baptized at 
Marblehead as an adult, with his brother Humphrey, 3 Dec. 
1727, and mentioned in the deed given by his father, 1 Apr. 
1729, died before 17 Apr. 1784, the date of a deed from Burrill 
Devereux to Samuel Devereux. He married (intention re- 
corded at Lynn, 30 Nov. 1729) Ruth Potter of Lynn, born 



J 

202 Descendants of John Devereux [July 

there 11 Nov. 1710, died at Marblehead 27 Feb. 1809, daughter 

of Benjamin and Ruth (Burrill). 

Children, recorded at Marblehead: 

i. Ralph, 4 bapt. 20 June 1731; probably d. young. 
ii. Ruth, bapt. 18 Feb. 1732/3; probably d. young, 
iii. Hannah, bapt. 23 Mar. 1734/5; probably d. young, 
iv. Benjamin, b. 23 July 1737. 

11. v. Ralph, b. 26 Oct. 1739. 

12. vi. Robert, b. 27 Nov. 1741. 
vii. Ruth, bapt. 15 Jan. 1743/4. 
viii. Potter, bapt. 10 May 1747. 

ix. Hannah, bapt. 28 May 1749 ; d. 4 Nov. 1775, aged 26 years, 6 months ; 
m. at Marblehead, 16 Nov. 1768, James Doak. Children, bapt. 
at Marblehead: 1. Ruth, bapt. 15 Apr. 1770. 2. Hannah, bapt. 
2 Feb. 1772. 3. Lydia, bapt. 19 Dec. 1773. 

x. Lois, bapt. 12 July 1752; d. suddenly 21 Oct. 1823, aged 70 years; 
rh. at Marblehead, 12 Jan. 1775, Amos Grant, bapt. at Marble- 
head 7 May 1749, d. 5 Aug. 1837, aged 88 years, 9 months, s. of 
Amos and Anna. 

xi. Benjamin Potter, bapt. 29 Sept. 1754; d. 16 Nov. 1831, aged 77; 
m. at Marblehead, 30 May 1782, Elizabeth Gatchel of Marble- 
head, bapt. at Marblehead 29 June 1760, d. 23 Apr. 1841, aged 83, 
dau. of Increase and Tabitha. Children: 1. Lois, 6 bapt. 16 Feb. 
1783. 2. Benjamin, d. suddenly 3 July 1822, aged 37. 3. Elisha 
Gatchell, bapt. at Marblehead 23 Nov. 1788; d. "on board Scho 
Tom" (death recorded 12 Oct. 1810). 4. Betsey, bapt. at Marble- 
head 8 Jan. 1792. 5. Ruthy, bapt. at Marblehead 12 June 1796. 

8. Joseph 4 Devereux (John, 3 Robert, 2 John 1 ), of Marblehead, 

baptized at Salem 10 Oct, 1725, died 20 Feb. 1796, aged 70. He 

married first Lydia ; and secondly, at Marblehead, 5 

Jan. 1775, Mrs. Susanna (Phillips) Stacey, who died 20 
Mar. 1823, aged 93.* 

Lydia, wife of Joseph Devereux, appears 10 July 1748 
among those who "have taken the covenant upon themselves." 
Afterwards, 1 Sept. 1771, she seems, with her husband, to 
have joined publicly the Second Church of Marblehead. On 
1 May 1784 Joseph Devereux conveyed the "Raccoon Lot" 
to his first cousin, Samuel 4 Devereux (6, vi), his wife Susanna 
joining in the deed. 

Children by first wife, recorded at Marblehead : 

13. i. John, 5 b. 13 July 1748. 

ii. Joseph, bapt. 25 Aug. 1751. 

9. Humphrey 4 Devereux (Humphrey, 3 Robert, 2 John 1 ), of Marble- 

head, physician, born 11 Dec. 1730, died 3 Dec. 1773, aged 
42 years, 11 months, 22 days. He married at Lynn, 26 Jan. 
1762, Anna Henchman, born at Lynn 18 May 1742, daughter 
of Rev. Nathaniel of Lynn and his second wife, Lydia (Lewis). 
Anna (Henchman) Devereux probably died before the Revo- 
lution, as at that time her mother, then a widow, took Anna's 
daughter Abigail to Topsfield and there brought her up. 

*By her first husband, Capt. Samuel Stacey, to whom she was married at Marblehead 16 Feb. 
1758, Mrs. Susanna (Phillips) Stacey had two daughters, viz., Susanna, baptized at Marblehead 16 
Nov. 1760, who married at Marblehead, 4 Dec. 1787, John Trefry of Marblehead, died 29 or 31 
Aug. 1836, aged 76, and was buried beside her mother in the Devereux lot (Second Church burial 
ground), and Elizabeth, baptized at Marblehead 11 Sept. 1763. 



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Children, born at Marblehead : 

i. Lydia, 5 b. 18 Aug. 1764; d. 21 Aug. 1765. 

ii. Abigail, b. 17 June 1766; d. in Boston, at the home of her daughter 
Elizabeth, 22 Feb. 1847; m. at Salem, 8 Dec. 1781, Hon. Samuel 
Sewall of Marblehead, A.B. (Harvard, 1776), A.M. (Harvard 
1779,) LL.D. (Harvard, 1808), b. in Boston 11 Dec. 1757, d. sud- 
denly at Wiscasset, Me., while holding court there, 8 June 1814, 
s. of Samuel, Esq., and Elizabeth (Quincy) of Boston. He prac- 
tised law at Marblehead, was a member of the Massachusetts 
Legislature, served as a member of the U. S. House of Representa- 
tives from 4 Mar. 1797 until his resignation on 10 Jan. 1800, and 
was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a 
presidential elector in 1801, a justice of the Supreme Judicial Court 
of Massachusetts, 1800-1814, and chief justice of that court at the 
time of his death. His body was first interred at Wiscasset, but 
afterwards was placed in the Humphrey Devereux tomb at Marble- 
head, in which also his wife's body was placed.* Children, b. at 
Marblehead: 1. Rev. Samuel, of Burlington, A.B. (Harvard, 1804), 
A.M. (Harvard, 1807), b. 1 June 1785; d. 18 Feb. 1868; m. 1 Jan. 
1818 Martha Marrett, dau. of Rev. John, A.B. (Harvard, 1763), 
A.M. (Harvard, 1766); he was pastor of the church at Burlington 
from 13 Apr. 1814 until 18 May 1842, and was a member of the 
Massachusetts Historical Society; one son and two daughters. f 
2. Henry Devereux, of Watertown, N. Y., b. 21 Aug. 1786; d. 8 June 
1846; m. 22 Jan. 1816 Mary C. Norton, who d. 30 Dec. 1840; six 
sons and three daughters. 3. Joseph Henchman, b. 5 Oct. 1788; 
d. 17 Feb. 1795. 4. Lydia Maria, b. 14 Apr. 1791; d. s. p. 11 
Aug. 1822; m. at Marblehead, 3 May 1811, Samuel Greele of 
Boston, A. B. (Harvard, 1802), A. M. (Harvard, 1808), b. 5 Sept. 
1783, d. 16 Aug. 1861. 5. Anne Henchman, b. 18 Mar. 1793; 
d. unm. 6 Feb. 1848. 6. Joseph Henchman, b. 6 Feb. 1795; 
d. of consumption 26 Sept. 1813, while an undergraduate at Har- 
vard. 7. Rev. Edmund Quincy, of Barnstable, Mass., Amherst, 
N. H., and Scituate, Mass., A.B. (Harvard, 1815), A.M. (Harvard, 
1818), b. 1 Oct. 1796; d. 15 Sept. 1866; m. 23 Aug. 1820 Caroline 
Ward, b. 15 Nov. 1797, d. 8 Dec. 1867, dau. of Col. Joseph, Wash- 
ington's muster-master general; he was minister at Barnstable 
and Scituate; two sons and one daughter. 8. Elizabeth Quincy, 
b. 10 June 1798; d. 19 June 1848; m. in Feb. 1825 her first cousin, 
Thomas Robie Sewall of Boston, broker, b. 29 July 1792, d. 30 
Sept. 1864, s. of Joseph and Mary (Robie); three sons and one 
daughter. 9. Rev. Charles Chauncy, of Danvers and Medfield, hon. 
A.M. (Harvard, 1832, and Bowdoin, 1837), b. 10 May 1802; d. 
at Medfield 22 Nov. 1886; m. at Medfield, 1 Oct. 1823, Amy 
Peters, b. at Medfield 9 Dec. 1802, d. there 15 Aug. 1872, dau. of 
William, Esq., and Mary (Ellis) ; he studied at Bowdoin College, but 
did not graduate ; he was minister at South Danvers for fifteen years, 
and lived many years in Medfield; four sons and six daughters.^ 
iii. Humphrey, b. 26 Sept. 1771; probably d. young. 

*In the Ancient Cemetery at Wiscasset stands a marble monument, which was erected to the 
memory of Chief Justice Sewall by the members of the bar practising in the Supreme Judicial 
Court of the Commonwealth. The Latin and English inscriptions on this monument are given 
in Register, vol. 72, p. 276. The descent of Chief Justice Sewall from Henry Sewall, Gentleman 
[Mayor of Coventry, co. Warwick, England], is recorded there, and the date of the Chief Justice's 
death is given as 8 June 1814, a day earlier than the date found in the Marblehead town records. 
The records of St. Michael's Church, Marblehead, give 7 June as the date of death, and a private 
record gives 1 1 June. He was a great-grandson of Chief Justice Samuel Sewall, writer of the famous 
"Diary." 

tRev. Samuel Sewall of Burlington was elected a corresponding member of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society 4 June 1845, and held this membership until his death. A memoir 
of him may be found in Register, vol. 23, pp. 214-215, and also, somewhat abridged, in Memorial 
Biographies of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, vol. 6,pp. 267-268. 

tRev. Charles Chauncy Sewall of Medfield was elected a resident member of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society 1 Feb. 1860, and resigned as a member 12 Sept. 1865. 



204 Descendants of John Devereux [July 

10. Burrill 4 Devereux (Humphrey, 3 Robert, 2 John 1 ), of Marble- 

head, merchant, A.B. (Harvard, 1767), A.M. (Harvard, 1770), 
born 21 Mar. and baptized at Marblehead 29 Mar. 1747, died 
5 Apr. 1796. He married first, at Marblehead, 22 Apr. 1775, 
Elizabeth Gerry, born at Marblehead 17 May 1748, died 
30 June 1790, daughter of Capt. Thomas and Elizabeth 
(Greenleaf)* and sister of Hon. Elbridge Gerry, A.B. (Harvard, 
1762), A.M. (Harvard, 1765), LL.D. (Harvard, 1810), the 
well-known Massachusetts statesman, a signer of the Decla- 
ration of Independence, Governor of Massachusetts, and Vice- 
President of the United States from 4 Mar. 1813 until his 
death on 23 Nov. 1814; and secondly, at Marblehead, 21 
Oct. 1790, Mrs. Sarah Grush, who died 9 June 1816, perhaps 
widow of Capt. John Grush, who died 9 Jan. 1787, aged 54 
years, 2 months. 

Burrill Devereux served in the Massachusetts House of 
Representatives, 1786-87. 

Children by first wife, born at Marblehead: 

i. Abigail Burrill, 6 b. 13 Feb. and bapt. 18 Feb. 1776; m. at Marble- 
head, 10 Apr. 1796, Capt. George Barker of Marblehead. Chil- 
dren, b. at Marblehead: 1. Burrill Devereux, b. 1 May 1797; d. 
of fever and ague at Syracuse, N. Y., aged 33 (death recorded 4 
May 1830). 2. George, b. 31 Dec. 1798; d. on the same day. 
3. George, d. 8 Nov. 1800. 4. A son, b. 29 Feb. 1801 [sic]) d. on 
the same day. 5. Elizabeth Gerry, b. 27 Mar. 1802. 6. Hannah 
Hooper, b. 23 Jan. 1804. 7. George Humphrey, b. 19 June 1805. 
8. Joseph Nathaniel, b. 3 Feb. 1807; d. 29 Dec. 1813. 9. Sarah 
Devereux, b. 19 Feb. 1809. 10. Samuel Elbridge, b. 21 Nov. 1810. 

ii. Elizabeth Elbridge, b. 11 Sept. and bapt. 14 Sept. 1777; d. 9 Apr. 
1778. 
14. iii. Humphrey, b. 6 Aug. and bapt. 8 Aug. 1779. 

iv. Betsey Gerry, b. 21 Dec. 1781; d. unm. 

v. Hannah, bapt. 24 Apr. 1785; m. at Marblehead, 26 Dec. 1809, 
Thomas Fettyplace of Marblehead, bapt. at Marblehead 9 Jan. 
1785, d. at Salem 22 Jan. 1826, aged 41, s. of Edward and Jane. 
Children, bapt. at Marblehead: 1. Elizabeth Gerry, bapt. 2 Dec. 
1810. 2. Mary Jane Williams, bapt. 4 Aug. 1811. 3. Louisa 
Abigail Devereux, bapt. 28 Nov. 1813. 4. John, bapt. 17 Mar. 
1816. 5. Lucy Catherine Dodge, bapt. 9 Aug. 1818. 6. Henry 
King, bapt. 13 Feb. 1820. 7. Hannah Ann Williams, bapt. 27 
Jan. 1822. 8. Sarah Burrill, bapt. 25 Dec. 1823. 

11. Ralph 4 Devereux (Ralph, 3 Robert, 2 John 1 ), farmer, born at 

Marblehead 26 Oct. 1739, died at Penobscot, Me., in Mar. 1824. 
He married at Marblehead, 12 Sept. 1765, Lois Ingerson 
Hibbert, born at Marblehead 23 Jan. 1749, daughter of Capt. 
Joseph (born 22 Dec. 1723, died 13 Feb. 1801) and Lois (Inger- 
son) (born 27 June 1725). 

Ralph Devereux and his wife lived at Marblehead until 
after the birth of their fifth child, and then removed to Penob- 
scot. There he and his son took up two farms, side by side, 
extending one mile from the Penobscot River. Mark C. 

*Capt. Thomas Gerry of Newton Bushel, England, was born 15 Mar. 1701/2, came to Amer- 
ica in 1730, established himself at Marblehead as a merchant, and died 13 July 1774, aged 72 years, 
4 months. He married (1} at Marblehead, 16 Dec. 1734, Elizabeth Greenleaf, born at Marble- 
head 1 June 1716, died 2 Sept. 1771, daughter of Enoch and Rebecca (Russell); and (2) at 
Marblehead, 6 May 1773, Mrs. Elizabeth Lemmon. 



1920] Descendants of John Devereux 205 

Devereux (21, iv) now (1920) owns the farm taken up by 
his great-grandfather, Ralph (11), and lives in the farmhouse 
which his great-grandfather built. 

Children, the first five born and baptized at Marblehead 
and the others born at Penobscot.: 

i. Lois, 6 bapt. 1 Feb. 1767; m. Thomas Bowden. 

15. ii. Ralph, b. 8 Dec. and bapt. 10 Dec. 1768. 

iii. Abigail, bapt. 18 Nov. 1770; d. at Sedgwick, Me., 8 Jan. 1854; m. 
16 Dec. 1792 Jeremiah 5 Stover of Blue Hill, Me., farmer, b. at 
York, Me., 5 Dec. 1770, d. at Blue Hill 16 Mar. 1824, s. of Isaac 4 
(Josiah, 3 George, 2 Sylvester 1 ) and Martha of York. Nine children.* 

iv. Nehemiah, bapt. 26 Apr. 1772; m. Martha Winslow of Penob- 
scot. Children: 1. David. 6 2. James. 3. Nathaniel. 4. Eldridge. 
5. Elisha. 6. Dennis. 7. Andrew Jackson, of Cape Elizabeth, Me. 

v. Ruth, bapt. 27 Feb. 1774; m. Moses Veazie of Penobscot. 

vi. Hannah, d. unm. 

16. vii. Joseph, b. 1 Sept. 1779. 

viii. Mary (Polly), b. 10 Oct. 1781; m. 25 Mar. 1811 Seth Kimball 
of Blue Hill, Me. 

be. Lydia, d. unm. at Blue Hill, Me., in Dec. 1835. 

x. Martha, d. 20 Dec. 1873; m., as his second wife, Isaac Smith Os- 
good of Blue Hill, Me., his first wife having been her niece, Lois 
Stover, daughter of her sister Abigail (11, iii). (Vide infra, Ad- 
denda I and II.) 

12. Robert 4 Devereux (Ralph, 3 Robert, 2 John 1 ) was born at Marble- 

head 27 Nov. 1741. He married at Salem, 22 Oct. 1765, 
Mary King of Salem, born at Salem 20 Sept. 1742, daughter 
of Nathaniel and Mary (Ruck). 
Children, baptized at Marblehead: 

17. i. Nathaniel King, 6 bapt. 2 Feb. 1766. 
ii. Mary, bapt. 20 Mar. 1768. 

iii. Robert, bapt. 11 Feb. 1770; m. at Marblehead, 8 Jan. 1804, Alice 
Bray Thompson, bapt. at Marblehead 20 Oct. 1782, dau. of Samuel 
and Jane (Bray). Children, bapt. at Marblehead: 1. Robert, 6 
bapt. 4 Nov. 1804. 2. Mary Jane, bapt. 6 Sept. 1807. 3. Ruth 
Potter, bapt. 1 Oct. 1809. 4. James, bapt. 20 Oct. 1816. 5. Alice 
Bray, bapt. 30 May 1819; d. 25 Feb. 1821, aged 2 l A years. 6. 
Rebecca Thompson, bapt. 24 Feb. 1822. 

iv. James, bapt. 28 June 1772. 

v. Ruth, bapt. 5 Feb. 1775; d. 19 Feb. 1841, aged 66 years, 1 month; 
m. at Marblehead, 1 Feb. 1801, Capt. John Boden, bapt. at 
Marblehead 1 Nov. 1772, d. 5 Nov. 1835, aged 63 years, 9 months, 
s. of Samuel and Ruth (James). Children, bapt. at Marblehead: 
1. James Devereux, bapt. 26 June 1808; d. 25 Nov. 1819, aged 
about 12 years. 2. Samuel, bapt. 29 Sept. 1811. 3. Ruth, bapt. 
16 Feb. 1812. 4. Hannah, bapt. 4 July 1824, aged 10 years. 

vi. Hannah, bapt. 15 June 1783; m. at Marblehead, 17 Jan. 1805, 
Samuel Thompson of Marblehead. Children, bapt. at Marble- 
head: 1. Samuel King, bapt. 27 Apr. 1806. 2. Hannah, bapt. 
9 Oct. 1808. 3. Mary Devereux, bapt. 2 Aug. 1812. 4. Jane 
Bray, bapt. 11 Sept. 1814. 5. Ralph Devereux, bapt. 15 Dec. 
1816. 6. Ruth Devereux, bapt. 13 Dec. 1818. 

vii. Lois, bapt. 20 May 1787. 

13. John 5 Devereux (Joseph, 4 John, 3 Robert, 2 John 1 ), born at 

Marblehead 13 July 1748, died 3 Jan. 1788. He married at 
Marblehead, 16 June 1774, Mary Broughton, baptized at 

•For Jeremiah and Abigail (Devereux) Stover and their descendants see Addenda I and II 
at the end of this article. 



206 Descendants of John Devereux [July 

Marblehead 21 Sept. 1755, died 26 Oct. 1796, aged 41, daugh- 
ter -of Maj. Nicholson and Sarah (Pedrick) of Marblehead. 

He was a second lieutenant in Nicholson Broughton's com- 
pany, Col. Jonathan Glover's famous Marblehead regiment, 
in the Revolution, and saw active service with it in all its 
operations. He became a captain in the Continental service. 

Children, baptized at Marblehead: 

18. i. John, 6 bapt. 28 May 1775. 

ii. Lydia Newhall, bapt. 28 July 1776. 

iii. Mary, bapt. 12 Apr. 1778; d. unm. 6 May 1828. 

iv. Joseph, bapt. 31 Oct. 1779; d. at Havana, Cuba. 

v. Hannah, bapt. 4 July 1781 ; d. of lung fever 10 May 1842, aged 61 ; 
m. at Marblehead, 11 Jan. 1807, John Ingalls, bapt. at Marble- 
head 29 Feb. 1784, d. 2 or 4 Oct. 1836, s. of William and Sarah 
(Hines). 

vi. Sarah Pedrick, bapt. 31 Aug. 1783; d. unm. 15 Sept. 1855. 

vii. Eleanor, bapt. 4 Sept. 1785; m. at Marblehead, 4 Dec. 1803, Capt. 
Samuel Candler of Philadelphia, Pa. Children: 1. Mary Ellen, 
bapt. at Marblehead 30 Sept. 1804. 2. Samuel, bapt. at Marble- 
head 12 July 1807. 3. Evaline, m. Flamen Ball, law partner of 
Hon. Salmon P. Chase. 

viii. Capt. Nicholson Broughton, bapt. 15 Apr. 1787; d. 12 Nov. 1826 
. [sic]; m. at Marblehead, 25 Apr. 1811, Mehitable Cloutman, 
bapt. at Marblehead 21 Nov. 1784, d. of fever 24 or 25 June 1828, 
aged 44, dau. of Thomas and Mehitable (Wilson). Children 
(baptisms recorded at Marblehead): 1. Nicholson Broughton, 7 
b. 30 Oct. 1812 and bapt. 5 Sept. 1813; d. unm. in Boston. 2. 
George Thomas, b. 26 Feb. and bapt. 4 Aug. 1816. 3. John Newell 
(or John Newhall), b. 15 Sept. 1818 and bapt. 1 Aug. 1819, aged 
6 months [sic]; d. at Charlestown 13 Feb. 1881; bur. in Woodlawn 

Cemetery, Everett, 17 Feb. 1881; m. Jane W. , who d. at 

Miller's Falls 4 Apr. 1895, aged 75 years, and was bur. in Wood- 
lawn Cemetery 8 Apr. 1895; a member of the City Council of Bos- 
ton in 1875; three children at least.* 4. Mehitable Wilson, bapt. 
24 June 1823; d. in Apr. 1857; m. John Singleton McKay of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 5. Joseph Frederick, bapt. 19 July 1828, aged 2 years, 
6 months. 6. Mary Broughton, bapt. 19 July 1828; d. on same 
day, aged 4 months or 6 months. 

14. Humphrey 5 Devereux (Burrill* Humphrey, 3 Robert, 2 John 1 ), 
of Salem, A.B. (Harvard, 1798), A.M. (Harvard, 1801), born 
at Marblehead 6 Aug. and baptized 8 Aug. 1779, died at 
Salem 1 June 1867. He married, 6 Mar. 1809, Eliza Dodge, 
born 14 Dec. 1785, died 20 Nov. 1828, daughter of Israel and 
Lucia (Pickering) and niece of Hon. Timothy Pickering. 

He studied law in the office of Hon. John Lowell of Boston, 
and, after a business voyage to the. East Indies, settled in 
Salem as a merchant. 

Children, born at Salem: 

19. i. George Humphrey, 8 b. 1 Dec. 1809. 

ii. Marianne (or Mary Ann) Cabot, b. 6 Feb. 1812; d. at Milton 
4 Aug. 1889; m. at Salem, in the home of her father on Chestnut 
Street, 9 Nov. 1829, Nathaniel Silsbee, A.B. (Harvard, 1824), 
A.M. (Harvard, 1862), b. at Salem 28 Dec. 1804 and bapt. 3 Feb. 

'These three children were: 1. William Henry, bur. at Marblehead 4 Nov. 1843, aged 2 years, 

3 months; bur. again in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, in the lot of John N. Devereux, 24 Apr. 
1861. 2. George N., d. at Reams Station, Va., 3 Sept. 1864, aged 21 years, 11 months, 3 days; 
bur. in Woodlawn Cemetery 25 Aug. 1868. 3. Abbott, d. at Marblehead, 26 Mar. 1851, aged 

4 years, 3 months, 14 days; bur. in Woodlawn Cemetery 24 Apr. 1861. 



1920] Descendants of John Devereux 207 

1805, d. at Milton 9 July 1881, s. of Hon. Nathaniel (a member 
of the U. S. House of Representatives, 1817-1821, and a U. S. 
senator from Massachusetts, 1826-1835) and Mary (Crowninshield). 
He represented Salem in the Massachusetts House of Representa- 
tives in 1833 and 1846 and in the extra session of 1848 called to 
choose presidential electors, was mayor of Salem in 1849, 1850, 
1858, and 1859, and was treasurer of Harvard College from 1862 
to 1876. In 1862 he removed from Salem to Boston, and in 1869 
he became a legal resident of Milton. Children, b. and bapt. at 
Salem: 1. Nathaniel Devereux, A.B. (Harvard, 1852), A.M. (Har- 
vard, 1855), b. 22 Oct. 1830 and bapt. 8 May 1833; d. 27 June 
1912; m. 22 Oct. 1856 Mary Stone Hodges, b. 8 Dec. 1836, dau. 
of George A. and Abigail E. (White); four children.* 2. George 
Devereux, b. 29 Oct. 1832 and bapt. 8 May 1833; d. 18 Aug. 1843. 
3. Eliza Devereux, b. 23 Oct. and bapt. 15 Dec. 1835; d. 20 Mar. 
1837. 4. Marianne Devereux, b. 11 Sept. and bapt. 19 Oct. 1837; 
d. 10 Mar. 1838. 5. Mary Crowninshield, b. 7 Apr. and bapt. 
15 Nov. 1840; m. 12 June 1861 Frederick Augustus Whitwell, 
b. 10 Mar. 1820, d. 20 July 1912, s. of Samuel and Sophia (Story); 
residence, Milton; two children. f 6. William Edward, A.B. 
(Harvard, 1867), A.M. (Harvard, 1872), b. 27 Sept. 1845 and bapt. 
8 Mar. 1846; d. 16 July 1908. 

15. Ralph 5 Devereux (Ralph, 4 Ralph, 3 Robert, 2 John 1 ), of Penobscot, 
Me., farmer, born at Marblehead 8 Dec. and baptized 10 
Dec. 1768, died at Penobscot 20 Sept. 1852. He married, 24 
Sept. 1793, Elizabeth Winslow, born 11 July 1770, died at 
Penobscot 19 June 1848. 
Children, born at Penobscot: 

i. Elijah Winslow, 6 of Dedham, Me., b. at Penobscot 2 May 1794; 
d. at Dedham 29 Jan. 1858; m. 22 Apr. 1824 Rebecca Lawrence 
of Bucksport, Me., b. at Orland, Me., 23 May 1805, d. at Penobscot 
in Oct. 1876. Children: 1. Joseph Lull, 7 b. 19 Apr. 1825; lost 
on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. 2. Abigail Ann, b. at 
Penobscot 20 May 1827. 3. Reuben, b. at Dedham. 4. Jefferson, 
b. at Dedham; a physician in Colorado. 5. Nehemiah, b. at Ded- 
ham; drowned when a boy. 6. Ralph W., b. at Dedham; lived in 
Michigan. 
20. ii. Ralph, b. 15 June 1795. 

iii. Abigail, b. 1 Nov. 1798; d. at Castine, Me., 27 Dec. 1843; m. 18 
June 1829 John Wilson of Castine, who d. in 1839. Residence, 
Castine. Children: 1. Elijah. 2. John. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Ne- 
hemiah, master mariner, b. 29 Mar. 1835; lost at sea from the 
Fanny 18 Aug. 1871; m. Emily G. Heagan of Prospect, Me., 
b. 9 Jan. 1836, d. 4 Nov. 1884; after the death of his parents he 
was brought up by his uncle, Ralph Devereux (20) of Prospect; 
four children.^ 

iv. Mercy, b. 19 Mar. 1801; d. at Penobscot 12 Jan. 1874; m. 27 Nov. 
1823 Thomas Cummings of Prospect, Me., b. at Prospect 12 Apr. 
1798, d. 2 Apr. 1879. Children: 1. Elizabeth, b. 10 Aug. 1824; 
d. 23 Mar. 1883; m. Joseph Clapp. 2. John, b. 2 July 1826; lost 
at sea 10 Oct. 1850. 3. Harriet Devereux, b. 22 Aug. 1827; d. unm. 

•Children of Nathaniel Devereux and Mary Stone (Hodges) Silsbee: 1. Elizabeth White, b. 
27 Sept. 1857; m. 23 Aug. 1876 Winslow Lewis Montgomery, b. 8 Sept. 1848, d. 17 Jan. 1911. 
2. Nathaniel, b. 9 Feb. 1859. 3. Rosamond White, b. 16 Nov. 1863. 4. George Devereux, 
b. 30 Dec. 1865; m. Bertha Griggs. 

fChildren of Frederick Augustus and Mary Crowninshield (Silsbee) Whitwell: 1. Frederick 
Silsbee. of Boston, A. B. (Harvard, 1884). LL.B. (Harvard, 1887), b. 12 Mar. 1S62; m. 23 Nov. 
1893 Gertrude Howard, b. 13 Aug. 1873, dau. of William H. of San Mateo, Cal.; one daughter, 
Gertrude Howard, b. 8 Feb. 1896, d. 27 Nov. 1908. 2. Natalie Silsbee, b. 2 July 1863. 

^Children of Nehemiah and Emily G. (Heagan) Wilson: 1. Mabel S., m. John Shute. 2. 
Merrill, d. at the age of 5 years. 3. Arthur S., b. 25 Feb. 1862; m. Fannie Alexander of Balti- 
more, Md. 4. Elizabeth Devereux, m. J. G. James of Bangor, Me. 



208 Descendants of John Devereux [July 

9 Jan. 1863. 4. Ralph Devereux, b. 10 Feb. 1829; d. in 1878; m. 

; had issue. 5. Thomas F., b. 14 Mar. 1831; lost at sea 

31 Oct. 1887; unm. 6. Mark, b. 25 Jan. 1833; lost at sea 6 Apr. 
1850; unm. 7. Mercy A., b. 5 Oct. 1834; d. unm. 1 Mar. 1860. 

8. William, b. 17 Mar. 1837; m. . 9. George M., master 

mariner, b. 25 May 1839; d. in 1916; m. . 10. Mary H., 

b. 25 Mar. 1841; d. 10 Sept. 1843. 11. Edward A., b. 15 Sept. 

1842; d. 9 Sept. 1866; m. . 12. Charles B., b. 5 Feb. 1845; 

d. at sea, unm., 5 Sept. 1864. 

v. Elizabeth, b. 24 Mar. 1803; d. at Castine, Me., 2 July 1882; m. 
18 Sept. 1831 Charles Dunbar, master mariner, b. at Penobscot 

10 June 1793, d. 10 Nov. 1862. Children: 1. Charles Carroll, 
of Blue Hill, Me., an officer in the U. S. Navy, b. 17 July 1832; 

drowned 3 Jan. 1866; m. . 2. Eunice, b. 13 Jan. 1834; 

d. in 1878; m. . 3. Eliza, b. 30 Mar. 1836; d. unm. 19 

Apr. 1860. 4. Frances M., b. 10 Oct. 1838; d. in Dec. 1866; m. 

; residence, Prospect, Me. 5. Susan, b. 5 Jan. 1841; d. at 

Penobscot 13 Jan. 1855. 6. Julia Ann, b. 9 Oct. 1842; d. unm. 
at Penobscot 22 Jan. 1866. 7. Abbie W., b. 25 Apr. 1845; d. in 
Jan. 1919; m. Alfred Hutchins; residence, Prospect, Me.; had 
a daughter named Grace. 

vi. Jefferson, b. 15 Nov. 1805; d. 14 Nov. 1806. 

vii. Harriet, b. 29 Nov. 1807; d. s. p. at Winterport, Me., 25 Mar. 1892; 
m. 8 Feb. 1858, as his second wife, Thomas Johnston, b. at Frank- 
fort, Me., in 1800, d. in 1876. Residence, Winterport. 

viii. Jefferson, of Castine, Me., master mariner and farmer, b. 11 July 
1810; d. at Castine 3 Sept. 1892; m. 20 Apr. 1837 Jane Turner 
of Castine, b. at Orland, Me., 30 Oct. 1811, d. at Castine 26 Apr. 
1875. Child: 1. Amanda J., 7 b. at Castine 11 Sept. 1841; d. 
there 30 Sept. 1919; m. 31 Aug. 1867 Edwin Ordway of Penob- 
scot, b. 15 Apr. 1844; three children.* 

21. ix. Reuben, b. 21 Mar. 1813. 

16. Joseph 5 Devereux (Ralph,* Ralph, 3 Robert, 2 John 1 ), of Penob- 
scot, Me., farmer, born at Penobscot 1 Sept. 1779, died 30 
Apr. 1823, and was buried on the present Mark C. Devereux 
farm, formerly owned by Joseph's father, near Penobscot. 
He married Hannah Wight of Andover, Mass., born at An- 
dover 7 July 1784, died at Penobscot 5 Sept. 1863, daughter 
of John and Hannah (Parker), who were married at Andover 
10 Apr. 1780. John Wight served eight years in the Revo- 
lution.! 
Children: 

22. i. John, 6 b. at Penobscot 25 Mar. 1808. 

ii. Willard, b. 20 Dec. 1809; d. 19 Jan. 1810. 

23. iii. Willard, b. 15 Dec. 1810. 
iv. Leonard, d. in infancy. 

v. Lois, b. 10 Mar. 1813; m. Jabez Wood of Orrington, Me., farmer. 
Children: 1. Joseph W '., b. 15 Feb. 1836; served in the Union Army 
in the Civil War, 1861-1865. 2. Sylvanus L., b. 20 May 1837; 
served in the Union Army in the Civil War. 3. Selh Kimball, 
b. 15 Feb. 1839. 4. Marietta, b. 1 Sept. 1842; d. unm. in Sept. 
1893. 5. Hannah Wight, b. 2 Nov. 1844. 

vi. Mary, b. 12 Mar. 1814; d. 26 Jan. 1876; m. in 1834 John King of 
Orrington, Me., farmer, b. 25 Mar. 1811, d. 17 Aug. 1903. Chil- 
dren: 1. John Devereux, b. 9 Apr. 1835; d. 10 Nov. 1906; m. 

•Children of Edwin and Amanda J. (Devereux) Ordway: 1. Jennie, b. 15 July 1868; m. 19 
Aug. 1897 William L. Bridges of Penobscot, farmer. 2. Wilbert, b. at Castine 11 Jan. 1871; 
m. 12 Mar. 1897 Grace Leach, b. 8 Feb. 1872. 3. Walter, b. at Castine 22 Sept. 1875; m. in 
Mar. 1897 Winifred Leach. 

fin the Andover Vital Records the name Wight is spelled also White. 



1920] Descendants of John Devereux 209 

* Anna Mason; he enlisted in the Civil War, but saw no active ser- 
vice; two children: (1) Florence May, b. 5 May 1876, (2) Edward 
Mason, b. 22 Oct. 1879. 2. George Everett, b. 19 June 1836; d. 
unm. 28 June 1882. 3. Martha Osgood, b. 16 Sept. 1837; d. 20 
Mar. 1842. 4. Ruby, b. 18 Nov. 1838; m. Rev. Samuel Page; 
child: (1) Sherman Daniel, b. 30 July 1864. 5. Amos Harriman, 
b. 4 Mar. 1840; d. s. p. 13 Aug. 1912; m. Cora L. Baker; he enlisted 
in the Civil War, but was discharged on account of ill health with- 
out seeing active service. 6. Abide Ingalls, b. 5 June 1841; living 
in 1920 at Bucksport, Me.; m. at Bucksport, 15 Nov. 1866, her 
second cousin, Charles Arthur Devereux (21, iii) of Bucksport 
master mariner, b. at Penobscot 17 Mar. 1844, d. 14 Mar. 1895 
two children (vide infra, 21, iii). 7. Jabez Wood, b. 5 June 1843 
living in 1919 at Toledo, Ohio; m. (1) Elizabeth Phillips; m 
(2) Mrs. Frances Harwood; he served in the Civil War in the 
Second Maine Infantry; three children by first wife: (1) Walter 
John, b. 10 May 1872, (2) George Phillips, b. 24 July 1874, (3) 
Willard Everett, b. 3 Mar. 1877. 8. Martha Osgood, b. 19 Apr. 
1845; d. 14 Dec. 1905; m. Amos Merrill Wight, b. 5 Mar. 1843; 
five children: (1) Mary Estelle, b. 27 Nov. 1870, (2) Joseph Merrill, 
b. 9 Nov. 1872, (3) Melville Page, b. 13 July 1874, (4) Beatrice 
Evelyn, b. 9 June 1883, (5) Winifred Ethel, b. 9 June 1885. 9. 
Willard Devereu , b. 25 Oct. 1847; d. 17 Mar. 1916; m. Lillian 
Adgate; four children: (1) Everett Willard, b. 25 Jan. 1881, (2) 
Leonard Reed, b. 20 Nov. 1882, (3) Grace Lillian, b. 10 Aug. 1884, 
(4) Ruth Leola, b. 5 May 1896. 10. Mary Sherman, b. 5 Mar. 
1849; m. George Ryder of Orrington, b. 29 June 1846; three 
children: (1) Maurice Sumner, b. 3 June 1880, (2) Clifford, b. 16 
July 1883, (3) Flora Nancy, b. 11 Jan. 1885. 11. Anna Devereux, 
b. 6 Nov. 1851; living in 1919 at Bangor, Me.; m. Alpheus Gro- 
ver Hanson; four children: (1) Alice Elizabeth, b. 28 July 1882, 
(2) Mabel Devereux, b. 8 Apr. 1885, (3) Louise Hallett, b. 5 May 
1887, (4) Walter King, b. 3 Jan. 1889. 12. Edward Everett, b. 
16 June 1857; d. s. p. 15 Sept. 1892; m. Nellie Rideout. 13. 
Charles Sumner, b. 18 Sept. 1858; m. Alice Smith; no issue. 

vii. Abigail, b. 15 June 1816; d. 23 May 1889; m. (1) Ingalls; 

m. (2) David Godfrey of Orrington, b. 26 Oct. 1806. Child by 
first husband: 1. George, d. in 1919; had a daughter named Maud. 
Children by second husband: 2. Rodulphus W., b. 13 July 1854. 
3. Josephine, b. 6 July 1857; living in 1919 at Bangor, Me. 
24. viii. Seth Kimball, b. at Penobscot 12 June 1821. 

ix. Joseph, b. in 1823, after his father's death; d. unm. 30 July 1846, 
aged 23. 

17. Nathaniel King 5 Devereux (Robert, 4 ' Ralph* Robert, 2 John 1 ), 
baptized at Marblehead 2 Feb. 1766, died 26 Sept. 1840. He 
married at Marblehead, 4 Nov. 1792, Tabitha Story, baptized 
31 Mar. 1771, died at Providence, R. I., 19 Feb. 1852, aged 
80 years, 11 months, daughter of Dr. Elisha of Marblehead 
and his first wife, Ruth (Ruddock). Tabitha Story was a 
half sister of Hon. Joseph Story, LL.D., Associate Justice of 
the Supreme Court of the United States. 
Children, baptized at Marblehead : 

i. Nathaniel, 6 b. 10 Mar. and bapt. 17 Mar. 1793; d. of consumption 
8, 11, or 14 Oct. 1814. 

ii. Ruth Ruddock, b. 31 July and bapt. 10 Aug. 1794; d. 10 Sept. 1795. 

iii. Elisha Story, b. 10 Nov. and bapt. 15 Nov. 1795; d. 16 Nov. 1840; 
m. at Marblehead, 17 Jan. 1822, Ruthy Knight, bapt. at Marble- 
head 4 Mar. 1798, dau. of George and Elizabeth. Children, b. at 
Marblehead: 1. Elisha Story, 1 b. 7 Dec. 1822. 2. Mary Knight, 
b. 31 [sic] Sept. 1824. 3. Ebenezer Breed, b. 8 Nov. 1830. 



210 Descendants of John Devereux [July 

iv. James, b. 11 Feb. and bapt. 26 Feb. 1797; d., as a result of being 

"thrown out of a Carriage," 25 Nov. 1819. 
v. Ruth Story, b. 14 Feb. and bapt. 24 Feb. 1799; d. 31 Aug. 1873. 
vi. Mary King, b. 14 Jan. and bapt. 18 Jan. 1801; d. 17 May 1802, 

aged 1 year, 4 months, 3 days. 
vii. Robert, b. 10 Oct. and bapt. 7 Nov. 1802; d. 15 Jan. 1867. 
viii. Mary King, b. 25 July and bapt. 29 July 1804; d. 16 Dec. 1873. 
ix. Tabitha Story, b. 16 Feb. and bapt. 23 Feb. 1806; d. 22 Feb. 1872. 
x. William Story, b. 31 Jan. 1807 and bapt. 7 Feb. 1808; d. 11 Nov. 

1883. 
xi. Ralph Potter, b. 15 Oct. and bapt. 21 Oct. 1810; d. 13 June 1866; 

m. at Marblehead, 23 Jan. 1844, Mary W. Creesey. 
xii. Isaac Story, b. 16 Oct. and bapt. 8 Nov. 1812; d. 17 Dec. 1872. 
xiii. Nathaniel Anthony, b. 14 Feb. 1817; d. 4 Nov. 1882. 

18. Capt. John 6 Devereux (John, 5 Joseph, 4 John, 3 Robert, 2 John 1 ), 
of Marblehead, baptized at Marblehead 28 May 1775, died 
14 Dec. 1812. He married at Marblehead, 28 Sept. 1797, 
Betsey Hill Leach, baptized at Marblehead 11 Apr. 1778, 
died of consumption 26 or 25 Sept. 1826, aged 48, daughter 
of Henry and Catherine, formerly of Beverly. She was ad- 
mitted to the Second Church of Marblehead 13 May 1798. 
Children (baptisms recorded at Marblehead) : 

i. Betsey Hill, 7 bapt. 27 May 1798; d. at Dedham 18 Mar. 1885; m. 
at Marblehead, 27 Dec. 1821, George Washington Humphrey, 
b. 1 Jan. 1800, s. of John and Mercy (Eaton). Children: 1. George 
Henry, b. 17 June 1822. 2. Eliza Ann Leach, b. 22 Dec. 1824. 
3. John Devereux, b. 22 Jan. 1828. 4. Joseph, b. 8 Jan. 1830. 
5. Mary Elizabeth, b. 27 Mar. 1832. 6. William Eaton, b. 1 Mar. 
1836. 

ii. Mary Broughton, bapt. 19 Jan. 1800; d. unm. in Boston 12 Mar. 
1876. 
25. iii. John, bapt. 25 Apr. 1802. 

iv. Nathaniel (twin), b. and d. 24 Dec. 1804. 

v. Joseph (twin), b. and d. 24 Dec. 1804. 

vi. Hannah Leach, b. 19 Feb. 1806; d. at Salem 20 July 1868; m. at 
Marblehead, 23 Aug. 1838, John Bartoll, Jr., painter, of Marble- 
head. Children, recorded at Marblehead: 1. John, bapt. 3 Nov. 
1839. 2. Matilda Devereux, bapt. 10 Oct. 1841. 3. William Henry, b. 
12 Jan. 1843. 4. Mary Devereux, b. 18 Jan. 1846; d. 18 Nov. 1846. 
5. Mary Devereux, b. 18 Oct. 1847. 

vii. Henry Leach, bapt. 13 Mar. 1808; d. at Burlington, Wis., 5 Jan. 
1889; m. 2 Nov. 1829 Hannah Nichols Emerson 'of Boston, who 
d. at Burlington, Wis., 21 June 1880. They lived at Dedham, 
and moved thence to Burlington, Wis. 

viii. Joseph Nathaniel, b. 5 Feb. 1811; d. "on board Ship Asia" 6 Oct. 
1836 and bur. in Gaspar Strait, Dutch East Indies; m. at Marble- 
head, 31 May 1832, Abigail Lindsay Co well, bapt. at Marble- 
head 6 Aug. 1815, dau. of John Glover and Abigail (Lindsay). 
Children, b. at Marblehead: 1. Abigail Cowell* b. 12 Mar. 1832 
[sic]. 2. Josephine Maria (posthumous child), b. 8 Mar. 1837. 

19. George Humphrey 6 Devereux (Humphrey, 5 Burrill, 4 Hum- 
phrey, 3 Robert, 2 John 1 ), of Salem, merchant, A.B. (Harvard, 
1829), A.]VI. (Harvard, 1832), born at Salem 1 Dec. 1809, 
died 24 Oct. 1878. He married, 19 Dec. 1832, Charlotte 
Story Forrester, born 4 Sept. 1811, died 27 Apr. 1873, 
daughter of John of Salem and Charlotte (Story), who were 
married at Marblehead 25 Oct. 1810, Charlotte Story being 
a daughter of Dr. Elisha Story of Marblehead by his second 



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wife, Mehitable (Pedrick), and a sister of Hon. Joseph Story, 
LL.D., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United 
States. 

George Humphrey Devereux represented Salem in the 
Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1835, 1855, and 
1856, commanded the Salem Light Infantry, and was adjutant 
general of the Commonwealth from 15 Jan. 1848 to 6 May 
1851. 

Children: 

i. George Forrester, 7 b. 2 Sept. 1833; m. at Durant, Iowa, 9 Dec. 
1860, Mart Neuw anger. On 2 Mar. 1865 he was commissioned 
as second lieutenant in the Second Regiment of U. S. Volunteers. 

ii. John Forrester, A.B. (Harvard, 1856), A.M. (Harvard, 1859), 
b. 12 Mar. 1835; d. unm. in 1883. In Dec. 1861 he was captain 
in the Eleventh Massachusetts Infantry. 
26. iii. Arthur Forrester, b. 27 Apr. 1836. 

iv. Charles Upham, b. 27 June 1838; d. 25 Sept. 1886; m. in 1866 Jane 
Dewey Ensign. On 18 Apr. 1861 he was first sergeant in the 
Salem Zouaves, and on 15 Nov. 1861 he was captain of Co. H, 
Nineteenth Massachusetts Infantry. He was wounded in the 
Battle of Antietam, in Sept. 1862. Child: 1. Robert C., 8 b. at 
Richland Centre, Wis., 1 July 1867. 

v. Walter Forrester, b. 7 Sept. 1841; d. unm. In the Civil War he 
was captain of the Forty-seventh U. S. Infantry (colored). 

vi. Marianne Silsbee, b. 21 Sept. 1843; living unm. 

vii. Edward Forrester, b. 5 Oct. 1845 and bapt. at Salem 8 May 1848; 
d. unm. 21 May 1902. 

viii. Charlotte Story Forrester, b. 22 Dec. 1847 and bapt. at Salem 
8 May 1848; d. 7 Aug. 1897 and bur. at San Gabriel, Cal.; m. at 
Salem, 14 Dec. 1876, her half second cousin, Francis Quarles 
Story, b. 18 July 1845, s. of John Patten and Elizabeth (Quarles), 
grandson of William and Elizabeth (Patten), and great-grandson of 
Dr. Elisha and his first wife, Ruth (Ruddock). 

ix. Francis Bohun, b. 14 Feb. 1849; m. 10 Sept. 1885 Ardella Horton 
Seaman, dau. of George and Martha (Horton). Child: 1. Francis 
Story* 

x. Eliza Dodge, b. 8 Feb. 1856; d. 17 May "1907 and bur. at San Gabriel, 
Cal. 

[To be continued] 



RECORDS OF THE SECOND CHURCH 
OF BERWICK, ME., 1755-1857 

Copied by Mrs. Marietta Frances (Stacy) Hilton of Belmont, Mass. 

The Second, or Blackberry Hill, Parish of Berwick, Me., became 
extinct many years ago. The records of the church are contained 
in an old book in a very dilapidated condition, which is now in 
the possession of Mrs. Mattie H. (Lord) Merrill of Syracuse, N. Y., 
daughter of the late Frederick Augustus Lord of Berwick and widow 
of Curtis Merrill. These records, with the exception of a few pages 
dealing with disciplinary matters, are given below. There are no 
death records in the book. 

VOL. lxxiv. 14 



212 



Records of the Second Church of Berwick, Me. 



[July 



The Church was organized April 3, 1755 Those who signed the Covenant 
are as follows. 



Elder John Smith 
Bial Hambleton 
Samuel Brackett 
Moses Hodsdon 
Grindal Knight 
John Shorey 
Samuel Wentworth 
Gabriel Hambleton 
John Pray 



Andrew Walker 
Gideon May 
William Frost 
Thomas Holms 
Nathaniel Libbey 
Patrick Gowen 
Paul Stone 
Joseph Hambleton 
Joseph Stone 



Ebenezer Lord 
Abraham Lord 
Nathaniel Gubtail 
John Brackett 
Isaac Brackett 
Samuel Brackett 
John Knight 
John Scates 



Catalogue of those owning the Covenant and having Liberty to offer 
themselves and children to Baptism. Both Males and Females. 



Males. 



Eliphalet Randall, Jan. 1756 
Jonathan Clark, Feb. 1756 
John Andross, Mar. 1756 
William Goodwin, June 1756 
William Davis, June 1756 
Charles Butler, July 1757 
Philip Yeaton, Sept. 1757 
Jacob Shorey, Mar. 1758 
Daniel Sullivan, Feb. 25, 1759 
Joshua Ricker, May 13, 1759 
Nathaniel Hardison, May 17, 1760 
John Jones, Mar. 15, 1761 
Ebenezer Jones, Mar. 16, 1761 
James Foy, Mar. 15, 1761 



Benjamin Barrows, Mar. 15, 1761 
Benjamin Libbey, Apr. 19, 1761 
Benjamin Austin, Sept. 24, 1761 
Moses Austin, Sept. 26, 1761 
Samuel Hooper, Sept. 27, 1761 
Jeremiah Goodwin, Nov. 5, 1761 
Samuel Hanscom, Feb. 1762 
Tristram Faul, Aug. 22, 1762 
Jabez Ricker, Jan. 9, 1763 
Hanly [sic] Applebey, June 3, 1764 
Daniel Knock, July 8, 1764 
John Pierce, Jun., Apr. 13, 1766 
Miles Shorey, Apr. 13, 1766 
Joshua Roberts, May 14, 1767 



Females. 



Mary Brackett, Dec. 1755 
Miriam Brackett, Dec. 1755 
Mary Woodsum, Dec. 1755 
Mehetable Brackett, Dec. 1755 
Lydia Randall, Jan. 1756 
Sarah Hodsdon, Jan. 1756 
Mercy Clark, Jan. 7, 1756 
Sarah Clark, Jan. 7, 1756 
Sarah Murrey, Jan. 7, 1756 
Sarah Goodwin, Jan. 7, 1756 
Love Davis, Jan. 7, 1756 
Sarah Butler, July 1757 
Eunice Shackley, July 1757 
Hannah Shorey, Mar. 1758 
Mary Hodsdon, July 1758 
Sarah Perkins, Sept. 1758 
Bettey Ricker, May 13, 1759 
Lydia Goodwin, Apr. 20, 1760 
Charity Hardison, May 17, 1760 



Priscilla Jones, Mar. 15, 1761 
Mary Barrows, Mar. 15, 1761 
Elizabeth Libbey, Apr. 19, 1761 
Elizabeth Grindall, Apr. 12, 1761 
Elizabeth Foy, May 1, 1761 
Joanna Jones, May 1, 1761 

Austin, Sept. 24, 1761 

Patience Austin, Sept. 24, 1761 
Peggey Hooper, Sept.- 27, 1761 
Lydia Goodwin, Nov. 15, 1761 
Hannah Hanscom. Feb. 11, 1762 
Martha Faul, Aug. 22, 1762 
Abigail Clark, Sept. 5, 1762 
Martha Ash[illegible], Oct. 9, 1763 

Applebey, June 3, 1764 

Abigail Stone, June 3, 1764 
Sarah Knock, July 8, 1764 
Abigail Thompson, Aug. 25, 1764 
Elizabeth Shorey, Apr. 13, 1766 



Members in full standing of the Second Church in Berwick, Maine, both 
Male and Female, Beginning Apr. 3, 1755 

Males all embodied together in March 1755 

Elder John Smith John Morse, Pastor 

Elder Moses Hodsdon Bial Hambleton 



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213 



John Holmes 
Dea. Samuel Brackett 
Dea. Samuel Wentworth 
Dea. John Shorey 
Gabriel Hambleton 
Gideon May- 
Thomas Holmes 
William Frost 
Patrick Go wen 
Nathaniel Libbey 

Paul Stone, in March .1760 
Joseph Stone, in March 1760 
John Knight, in March 1760 
John Scates, in March 1760 
Robert Tidey, in March 1760 
William Goodwin, Aug. 5, 1759 
John White, Aug. 5, 1759 
Thomas Pike, Aug. 5, 1759 
Zachariah Knock, June 7, 1761* 
Zachariah Knock, Jr., June 7, 1761* 
Abraham Barrows, Aug. 20, 1761 
Ichabod Tibbitts, Aug. 27, 1761 
John Hossum, Aug. 1, 1762 
James Foy, May 6, 1764 
Tristram Heard, May 6, 1764 
Joshua Knock, June 24, 1764 
Matthies Merriam, Pastor, rec. Sept. 

25, 1765 
Hawley Applebey, Oct. 20, 1765 . 
William Hooper, Aug. 10, 1765 
Stephen Kenney, Aug. 8, 1767 
Dr. Humphrey Chadbourne, Jan. 15, 

1767 
Joshua Pray, Aug. 5, 1770 
Nathaniel Guptail, Aug. 5, 1770 
Thomas Downs, July 6, 1778 
Daniel Bracket, Oct. 1779 



Grindul Knight 
John Pray 
Andrew Walker 
Joseph Hambleton 
Ebenezer Lord 
Samuel Brackett, Jr. 
Nathaniel Guptail 
Abraham Lord 
John Brackett 
Isaac Brackett 

Nathaniel Libby, June 4, 1780 
James Randall, June 4', 1780 
John Andrews, July 16, 1780 
Joseph Chick, July 16, 1780 
Richard Whidden, July 16, 1780 
John Leavy [or Leary], July 16, 1780 
Daniel Lebbey, July 23, 1780 
Joshua Staples, Aug. 27, 1780 
Jabez Ricker, Aug. 27, 1780 
Humphrey Chadbourne, Aug. 27, 

1780 
John Randall, Aug. 27, 1780 
John Frost, Oct. 15, 1780 
Nathaniel Norton, Oct. 15, 1780 
Jonathan Ross, Apr. 22, 1781 
James Fogg, June 10, 1781 
Aaron Chick, Sept. 1, 1782 
Joshua Grant, Oct. 13, 1782 
Thomas Hodsdon, Nov. 24, 1782 
Aaron Roberts, Nov. 24, 1782 
Humphrey Lord, Nov. 24, 1782 
Ichabod Hayes, Sept. 20, 1784 
George Stanton, May 2, 1796 
Joseph Hilliard, Pastor, ordained 

Oct. 11, 1797 
Jonathan Nock, Apr. 29, 1798 



Females received in the Second Church of Berwick. 



Elizabeth Smith, Mar. 1755 
Abigail Brackett, Mar. 1755 
Sarah Hodsdon, Mar. 1755 
Joanna Wentworth, Mar. 1755 
Mary Shorey, Mar. 1755 
Mary May, Mar. 1755 
Meriam Lebbey, Mar. 1755 
Experience Pray, Mar. 1755 
Love Frost, Mar. 1755 
Meriam Gowen, Mar. 1755 
Mary Guptail, Mar. 1755 
Elizabeth Lord, Mar. 1755 
Elizabeth Hambleton, Mar. 1755 
Elizabeth Chick, Mar. 1755 



Sarah Frost, Mar. 1755 
Abigail Lebbey, Mar. 1755 
Mary Penney, Mar. 1755 
Rebeccah Andross, Mar. 1755 
Martha Lord, Mar. 1755 
Charity Key, Mar. 1755 
Ann Thorald, Mar. 1755 
Mehetable Goodwin, Mar. 1755 
Mary Hambleton, Mar. 1755 
Sarah Morse, Mar. 1755 
Elizabeth Smith, Mar. 1755 
Abigail Goodwin, Mar. 1755 
Sarah Clarey, Mar. 1755 
Keziah Grant, Mar. 1755 



•Another entry states that Zacheriah Knock was received into the church at Berwick from 
Kittery, Me., June 21, 1761, and that his son, Zacheriah, Jr., was received on the same day from 
Somersworth [N. H.]. 



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[July 



Susannah Thompson, Mar. 1755 
Hannah Tidey, 1757 
Experience Hambleton, 1755 
Ruth Lord, 1757 
Amey Sullivan, 1758 
Eunice Shackley, Nov. 5, 1758 
Mercy Clark, Nov. 11, 1759 
Sarah Perkins, Nov. 11, 1759 
Tampson Tibbetts, June 21, 1761 
Tampson Hodsdon, June 21, 1761 
Olive Hossurn, Aug. 1, 1762 
Esther Heard, May 6, 1764 
Elizabeth Merriam, Aug. 10, 1766 
Elizabeth Hooper, Aug. 10, 1766 
Phoebe Chadbourne, Jan. 30, 1768 
Hannah Applebey, May 22, 1768 
Allice Libbey, Apr. 10, 1769 
Hannah Hanscom, Aug. 20, 1769 
Johanna Andrews, July 1, 1770 
Sarah Pray, Aug. 5, 1770 
Hannah Gubtail, Aug. 5, 1770 
Jane Brock, Nov. 4, 1770 
Amey Reed, Jan. 1, 1771 
Elizabeth Libbey, Nov. 24, 1771 
Martha Fall, Oct. 4, 1772 
Miriam Bracket, Nov. 22, 1772 
Mehitable Goodwin, Apr. 6, 1773 
Rachel Stackpole, Aug. 18, 1776 
Sarah Tibbetts, Sept. 29, 1776 
Experience Yeaton, Nov. 10, 1776 
Sarah Neal, July 12, 1778 
Jerusha Hanscom, Aug. 9, 1778 
Mary Roberts, Nov. 22, 1778 
Dorcas Hodsdon, June 6, 1779 
Elizabeth Tibbetts, Nov. 28, 1779 
Mercy Andrews, June 4, 1780 
Johanna Chadbourne, June 25., 1780 
Lydia Randall, July 16, 1780 
Mary Keen, July 16, 1780 
Lidia Chick, July 16, 1780 



Olive Lord, July 16, 1780 
Johanna Ross, July 16, 1780 
Elizabeth Frost, July 16, 1780 
Elizabeth Foye, July 16, 1780 
Dorcas Miller, July 16, 1780 
Lydia Adams, July 23, 1780 
Mary Ricker, Aug. 27, 1780 
Elizabeth Chadbourne, Aug. 27, 1780 
Susanna Hamilton, Aug. 27, 1780 
Molly Stone, Aug. 27, 1780 
Mary Bracket, Oct. 15, 1780 
Mehitable Bracket, Oct. 15, 1780 
Elizabeth Frost, Oct. 15, 1780 
Susanna Murray, Oct. 15, 1780 
Johanna Randall, Oct. 15, 1780 
Margaret Ricker, June 10, 1781 
Anna Fogg, June 10, 1781 
Jane Lord, June 10, 1781 
Sarah Rowe, June 10, 1781 
Elizabeth Pierce, July 15, 1781 
Margaret Wooster, July 15, 1781 
Margaret Randall, Aug. 26, 1781 
Margaret Fernald, Dec. 2, 1781 
Judith Grant, July 14, 1782 
Dorcas Guptail, July 14, 1782 
Sarah Guptail, Aug. 4, 1782 
Mary Chick, Sept. 1, 1782 
Mary Guptail, Sept. 1, 1782 
Margaret Hodsdon, Jan. 19, 1783 
Abigail Hanson, July 20, 1783 
Dorcas Yeaton, Aug. 24, 1783 
Abigail Dunnel, Nov. 23, 1783 
Elizabeth Brewster, July 4, 1784 
Sarah Libbey, Oct. 10, 1784 
Hannah Clements, Oct. 10, 1784 
Mary Pray, May 3, 1789 
Eunice Goodwin, May 3, 1789 
Anna Libbey, Nov. 10, 1795 
Elizabeth Shorey, Oct. 5, 1794 
Sarah Hilliard, June 3, 1797 



Male Children 


or by those who 


May 


12, 1755 


May 


12, 1755 


May 


12, 1755 


May 


12, 1755 


June 


8, 1755 


June 


8, 1755 


June 


10, 1755 


June 


10, 1755 


June 


15, 1755 


July 


14, 1755 


July 


14, 1755 


July 


14, 1755 


July 


14, 1755 



brought to Baptism by their Parents, one or both of them, 
had the care of their education. 

Simon son of Hugh & Patience Ross. 
David son of Joseph & Elizabeth Woodson. 
George son of John & Abigail Scates. 
Abraham son of Israel & Mary Hodsdon. 
Daniel son of Elijah & Abigail Goodwin. 
Joseph son of James & Margery Brackett. 

William son of Naphtali & Harmon. 

John son of Moses & Ann Fowler. 
Nathan son of John & Meriam Brackett. 
Ichabod son of Benjamin & Love Lord. 
Elisha son of Benjamin & Love Lord. 
Moses son of William & Ruth Clark. 
Eleazer son of Joseph & Mary Knock. 



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Sept. 28, 1755 Isaac son of William & Love Frost. 

Sept. 28, 1755 Samuel son of Samuel & Dorothy Pray. 

Nov. 26, 1755 Joseph son of John & Olive Knight. 

Dec. 17, 1755 William son of & Mary Gray. 

Feb. 16, 1756 Samuel son of Aaron & Elizabeth Chick. 

March 2, 1756 John son of Nathaniel & Abigail Knock. 

March 2, 1756 Johnathan Dana son of Johnathan & Mercy Clark. 

March 2, 1756 Nathaniel son of Nathaniel & Susannah Downs. 

March 2, 1756 Ichabod son of Nathaniel & Susannah Downs. 

March 2, 1756 William son of Benjamin & Mary Hossum. 

March 2, 1756 Joshua son of Ebenezer & Allice Pierce. 

March 14, 1756 Moses son of Moses & Sarah Butler. 

March 17, 1756 Alexander son of Alexander & Margeret Jelleason. 

March 17, 1756 John son of John & Abigail Guptail. 

March 30, 1756 John son of John & Sarah Murray. 

March 30, 1756 Samuel son of John & Sarah Murray. 

April 4, 1756 Moses son of John & Meriam Brackett. 

April 15, 1756 John Rawlins son of Eliphalet & Lydia Randell. 

April 15, 1756 Jeremiah son of Eliphalet & Lydia Randell. 

May 27, 1756 Simon son of William & Sarah Goodwin. 

June 13, 1756 Nathaniel son of Samuel & Mary Gubtail. 

June 27, 1756 Joseph son of Joseph & Mary Hardison. 

June 27, 1756 Joseph son of Joseph & Elizabeth Woodsum. 

July 25, 1756 Andrew son of Jeremiah & Meriam Frost. 

Aug. 13, 1756 James son of Jeremiah & Meriam Frost. 

Aug. 19, 1756 James son of Benjamin & Experience Hambleton. 

Sept. 19, 1756 Moses son of Benjamin & Elizabeth Gubtail. 

Oct. 7, 1756 Nathaniel son of Abraham & Elizabeth Lord. 

Oct. 7, 1756 Wentworth son of Abraham & Elizabeth Lord. 

Nov. 10, 1756 William son of John & Elizabeth Pierce. 

Nov. 10, 1756 Timothy Wentworth son of Abraham & Sarah Barrows. 

Feb. 13, 1757 William son of John & Sarah Murrey. 

Feb. 20, 1757 Nathan son of Ebenezer & Martha Lord. 

March 25, 1757 John son of John & Dorcas Walker. 

April 17, 1757 Simon Emery son of Noah & Margaret Ricker. 

April 24, 1757 Joshua son of John & Abigail Scates. 

June 16, 1757 son of James & Abigail McCaryll. 

July 24, 1757 Daniel son of John & Elizabeth Smith. 

June 16, 1757 Samuel son of Samuel & Mary Lord. 

July 31, 1757 Peter son of Landress & Amey Grant. 

Aug. 7, 1757 Nicolas son of Joshua & Elizabeth Knock. 

Aug. 7, 1757 Sammel son of Sammel & Mehitable Brackett. 

Aug. 7, 1757 Joseph son of Charles & Sarah Butler. 

Aug. 26, 1757 John son of Ebenezer & Phebe Tuttle. 

Aug. 28, 1757 Daniel son of Joshua & Abigail Quint. 

Sept. 25, 1757 John son of Joseph & Elizabeth Woodsum. 

Dec. 9, 1757 Joshua son of Ebenezer & Mary Pierce. 

Dec. 25, 1757 Peter son of John & Ruth Hardison. 

Jan. 15, 1758 Isaac son of Israel & Mary Hodsdon. 

Feb. 12, 1758 Benjamin son of Daniel & Abigail Lebbey. 

Feb. 26, 1758 Joshua son of Joshua & Jamson [sic] Hodsden. 

March 15, 1758 son of Thomas & Tompson. 

March 26, 1758 Joshua son of Joshua & Ann Brackett. 

May 21, 1758 John son of Jacob & Hannah Shorey. 

May 28, 175S Thomas son of Joseph & Mary Hardison. 

June 18, 175S Eleazer son of William & Ruth Clark. 



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Feb. 

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June 



3, 
3, 
3, 

24, 

12, 

17, 

28, 

5, 

11, 

22, 

22, 

22, 

22, 

1, 

1, 

18, 

8, 

17, 

19, 

30, 

1, 

1, 

1, 

1, 

1 ; 

1, 

1, 

1, 

1, 

1, 

1, 

1, 

1 ; 

1, 

26, 

19, 

25, 

6, 
24, 

24, 

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1, 

1, 

15, 

15, 

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28, 

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5, 

11, 

16, 

23, 
9, 



1758 

1758 

1758 

1758 

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1760 

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1762 

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1762 



John son of Phillip & Dorcas Yeaton. 
Richard son of Phillip & Dorcas Yeaton. 
Phillip son of Phillip & Dorcas Yeaton. 

Maturin son of Moses & Ricker. 

Charles son of Nathaniel & Abigail Knock. 
Samuel son of Daniel & Abigail Libbey. 
Jonathan son of Jonathan & Mary Beene. 

Moses son of Moses & Ricker. 

Fosse son of Landress & Amey Grant. 
William son of John & Elizabeth Grindall. 
Daniel son of John <fe Elizabeth Grindall. 
Reuben son of John & Elizabeth Grindall. 

Francis son of Elifalett & Grindall. 

Samuel son of Joshua & Ruth Roberts. 

John Gerrish son of Ebenezer & Mary Pierce. 

Joseph son of Charles & Sarah Butler. 

William Wentworth son of Ebenezer & Martha]Lord. 

Rooks son of Rooks <fe Mary Stillings. 

Hanson son of Benjamin & Elizabeth Libbey. 

Obadiah son of Ephraim & Mary Low. 

Reuben son of John & Priscilla Jones. 

Samuel son of John & Priscilla Jones. 

James son of Ebenezer & Joanna Jones. 

John son of Ebenezer <fc Joanna Jones. 

son of Benjamin & Mary Barrows. 

John son of Benjamin & Mary Barrows. 
Samuel son of Benjamin & Mary Barrows. 
James son of Benjamin & Mary Barrows. 
James son of James & Elizabeth Foy. 
Moses son of James & Elizabeth Foy. 
Joseph son of Joseph & Mary Brock. 
Clark son of Alexander & Sarah Gerrish. 
John son of Alexander & Sarah Gerrish. 
Paul son of Thomas <fe Juda Downs. 
Thomas son of John <fe Sarah Murray. 
Stephen son of Eliphalet & Lydia Randall. 
John son of William & Elizabeth Hooper. 
Charles Goodwin son of William & Ruth Clark. 

Moses son of Benjamin & Austin (offered himself 

to baptism). 

Nathaniel son of Benjamin & Austin. 

William son of Samuel & Mary Lord. 

Ichabod son of Samuel & Worster. 

Jeremiah son of Jeremiah & Miriam Frost. 
Richard son of Benjamin <fe Experience Hambleton. 
William son of Jeremiah & Lydia Goodwin. 
Benjamin son of Joshua & Olive Andross. 

Amos son of John & Gubtail. 

Stephen son of Tristram & Martha Faul. 
George son of John & Ruth Hardison. 
Peter son of Moses & Sarah Butler. 
John son of John & Mary Woodsum. 
Stephen son of James & Margery Brackett. 
David son of John & Mary Woodsum. 

son of John & Ollive Hossum. 

Samuel son of Samuel & Hannah Hanssom. 



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June 


9 


, 1762 


June 


9 


, 1762 


June 


9 


, 1762 


June 


20 


, 1762 


June 


20 


, 1762 


July 


13 


, 1762 


July 


20 


, 1762 


Aug. 


1 


, 1762 


Sept. 


10 


, 1762 


Sept. 


13 


, 1762 


Sept. 


23 


, 1762 


Oct. 


31 


, 1762 


Nov. 


11 


1762 


Nov. 


llj 


1762 


Nov. 


11 


1762 


Nov. 


11; 


1762 


Nov. 


11 


1762 


Nov. 


21 


1762 


Dec. 


14 


( 1762 


Jan. 


9 


1763 


Mar. 


20 


1763 


May 


22 


1763 


July 


17 


1763 


July 


X7> 


1763 


July 


17, 


1763 


Sept. 


11 


1763 


Oct. 


9 


1763 


Oct. 


15 


1763 


Oct. 


30, 


1763 


Nov. 


5, 


1763 


Jan. 


8, 


1764 


Jan. 


12, 


1764 


Jan. 


31, 


1764 


Feb. 


26, 


1764 


Feb. 


26, 


1764 


Mch. 


28, 


1764 


Apr. 


15 


1764 


Apr. 


22, 


1764 


May 


6, 


1764 


July 


5 


1764 


July 


19, 


1764 


July 


19, 


1764 


July 


26, 


1764 


Aug. 


25, 


1764 


Nov. 


18, 


1764 


Apr. 


23 


1765 


Apr. 


23, 


1765 


June 


30 


1765 


Oct. 


6, 


1765 


Dec. 


25 


1765 


Dec. 


25, 


1765 


Dec. 


31, 


1765 


Mch. 


9, 


1766 


Mch. 


30, 


1766 


June 


22, 


1766 


June 


29, 


1766 



Robert son of Samuel & Hannah Hanssom. 
John son of Samuel & Hannah Hanssom. 
Isaac son of Samuel & Hannah Hanssom. 
Ephraim son of Ichabod & Tampson Tibbetts. 
Noah son of Noah & Margaret Ricker. 
Faul son of Joseph & Mary Knock. 
Thomas Cosse son of Jacob & Hannah Shorey. 
Stephen son of John & Priscilla Jones. 
James son of Abraham & Elizabeth Lord. 

son of & Neal. 

6on of James & Abigail Clark. 



John son of Joshua & Abigail Quint. 

Joseph son of & Frances Stevens. 

Benjamin son of & Frances Stevens. 

Paul son of Nathaniel & Susanna Downs. 
Ebenezer son of Thomas & Juda Downs. 
Ebenezer son of Benjamin & Mary Hossum. 
Benjamin son of Joshua & Ann Brackett. 

Solomon son of Solomon & Hambleton. 

John Coss son of Charles & Sarah Butler. 
John son of John & Sarah Morse. 
Timothy son of Jabez & Mary Ricker. 
Reuben son of Elijah & Abigail Goodwin. 
Simeon son of Elijah & Abigail Goodwin. 
Jeremiah son of Jeremiah & Lydia Goodwin. 
Joshua son of Tristram & Martha Fall. 

son of Benjamin & Martha Ash. 

Jacob son of Israel & Mary Hodsdon. 

James son of James & Fogg. 

Elisha son of Samuel & Mary Lord. 

Amos son of Thomas & Jane Pike. 

John son of James & Elizabeth Foy. 

Charles Goodwin son of William & Ruth Clark. 

Simon son of William & Sarah Goodwin. 

Joseph son of Joshua & Bettey Ricker. 

Ebenezer son of Ebenezer & Joanna Jones. 

Reuben son of Samuel & Mehitable Brackett. 

Isaac son of Joal & Mary Brackett. 

James son of James & Margery Bracket. 

Stace Darling son of Daniel & Sarah Knock. 

Thomas son of Hawley & Hannah Appleby. 

Simeon son of Hawley & Hannah Appleby. 

Timothy son of Benjamin & Mary Hossum. 

Daniel son of Daniel & Kezia Ford. 

Nathan son of John & Sarah Murray 

Simeon son of Joshua & Ann Brackett. 

Elisha son of Elisha & Sarah Lord. 

Simeon son of Joshua & Olive Andrews. 

John son of Jeremiah & Lydia Goodwin. 

John son of Ebenezer & Martha Lord. 

Ichabod son of John & Sarah Wooster. 

Samuel son of John & Mary Woodsum. 

Ebenezer son of Moses & Dorcas Ricker. 

Benjamin Evan son of Joshua & Tampson Hodsdon. 

John son of Miles & Elizabeth Shorey. 

Samuel son of Isaac & Mary Brackett. 



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Joshua son of John & Ollive Hossum. 

Samuel son of Ebenezer & Joanna Jones. 

Moses son of Ebenezer & Joanna Jones. 

William son of Daniel & Kezia Ford. 

Samuel son of Jabez & Mary Ricker. 

Benjamin son of Joshua & Bettey Ricker. 

James son of John & Sarah Murray. 

Thomas son of Thomas & Margaret Hodsdon. 

Moses son of Charles & Sarah Butler. 

John son of Benjamin & Experience Hambleton. 

Nathaniel son of Joseph & Mary Hardison. 

John son of John & Abigail Stone. 

Joseph son of James & Anna Fogg. 

Obadiah son of Jeremy & Dorothy Eastman. 

Joshua Roberts, an adult, bpt. after owning the Covenant. 

Nathaniel son of Matthew & Elizabeth Merriam. 

Richard son of Eliphalet & Lydia Randall. 

Ithiel son of John & Albert [sic] Scates. 

John son of Samuel & Peggey Hooper. 

James son of Samuel & Hannah Hanscom. 

Samuel son of John & Abbott. 

John son of John & Elizabeth Pierce. 
Levi son of Hawley & Hannah Applebey. 
Daniel son of Elijah & Sarah Lord. 
Stephen son of Jonathan & Mercy Clark. 
Isaac son of Alexander & Sarah Gerrish. 
Isaac son of Rook & Mary Stillings. 
John son of Thomas & Mary Heard. 
Samuel son of Thomas & Mary Heard. 
Levi son of Joshua & Anna Brackett. 
Benjamin son of Shippuah & Lydia Goodwin. 
Joshua son of Joshua & Betty Ricker. 
Thomas son of Moses & Dorcas Ricker. 
James son of John & Olive Horsum. 
William son of Daniel & Kezia Ford. 
Daniel son of John & Mary Woodsum. 
Benjamin son of Joseph & Mary Hodsdon. 
Samuel son of Samuel & Peggey Hooper. 
Joseph son of John & Elizabeth Pierce. 
Joseph son of Samuel & Mehitable Brackett. 
John son of James & Anna Fogg. 
Doddifer son of John & Abigail Scates. 
Stephen son of Stephen & Allice Libbey. 
Samuel son of Stephen & Allice Libbey. 
John son of Sarah Neal, wife of Johnson Neal. 
Reuben son of John & Sarah Murray. 
Joshua son of Joshua & Ruth Roberts. 
John son of Jonathan & Mercy Clark. 
Amos son of Moses & Dorcas Ricker. 
John son of James & Margery Brackett. 
Joshua son of Joshua & Betty Ricker. 
James son of Samuel & Peggey Hooper. 
Israel son of Israel & Mary Hodsdon. 
John son of Joshua & Sarah Pray. 
Samuel son of Joshua & Sarah Pray. 
Abraham son of James & McCarril. 



July 


1, 1766 


July 


1, 1766 


July 


1, 1766 


Aug. 


23, 1766 


Sept. 


21, 1766 


Oct. 


5, 1766 


Dec. 


7, 1766 


Jan. 


11, 1767 


Jan. 


25, 1767 


Feb. 


23, 1767 


Apr. 


12, 1767 


Apr. 


19, 1767 


May 


3, 1767 


May 


10, 1767 


May 


14, 1767 


May 


24, 1767 


June 


7, 1767 


June 


14, 1767 


June 


14, 1767 


June 


16, 1767 


June 


22, 1767 


July 


25, 1767 


Aug. 


16, 1767 


Aug. 


23, 1767 


Dec. 


17, 1767 


Dec. 


17, 1767 


Mar. 


30, 1768 


Mar. 


30, 1768 


Mar. 


30, 1768 


Mar. 


30, 1768 


May 


15, 1768 


May 


29, 1768 


June 


12, 1768 


June 


26, 1768 


July 


3, 1768 


July 


10, 1768 


Aug. 


7, 1768 


Aug. 


14, 1768 


Apr. 


7, 1769 


Apr. 


23, 1769 


Apr. 


29, 1769 


June 


13, 1769 


July 


6, 1769 


July 


6, 1769 


Aug. 


13, 1769 


Oct. 


12, 1769 


Oct. 


25, 1769 


Oct. 


25, 1769 


Mar. 


4, 1770 


May 


13, 1770 


May 


20, 1770 


July 


1, 1770 


July 


6, .1770 


Sept. 


9, 1770 


Sept. 


9, 1770 


Sept. 


10, 1770 



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Sept. 23, 1770 Phineas son of Philip & Dorcas Yeaton. 

Oct. 9, 1770 John son of Nathaniel & Hannah Gubtail. 

Nov. 25, 1770 John son of John & Jane Brock. 

Nov. 25, 1770 Joshua son of John & Jane Brock. 

Nov. 25, 1770 Simeon son of John & Jane Brock. 

Dec. 16, 1770 John son of John & Mary Woodsum. 

Feb. 21, 1771 Daniel son of John & Abigail Stone. 

May 19, 1771 Ichabod son of Benjamin & Betty Libbey. 

June 30, 1771 Abraham son of Elisha & Sarah Lord. 

July 22, 1771 Israel son of Israel & Mary Hodsdon. 

July 27, 1771 Joseph son of Noah & Margarett Ricker. 

Sept. 1, 1771 Ebenezer son of Thomas & Margaret Hodsdon. 

Sept. 12, 1771 William son of William & Sarah Goodwin. 

Sept. 12, 1771 John son of John & Elizabeth Butler. 

Sept. 12, 1771 Lemmey son of Elijah & Abigail Goodwin. 

Dec. 29, 1771 William son of John & Jane Brock. 

Feb. 5, 1772 James son of William & Elizabeth Hooper. 

Mar. 15, 1772 Daniel son of Elisha & Joanna Andrews. 

Apr. 19, 1772 Nathaniel son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Libbey. 

Apr. 19, 1772 James son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Libbey. 

Apr. 19, 1772 Mark son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Libbey. 

May 17, 1772 Joshua son of Joshua & Sarah Pray. 

July 12, 1772 Miles son of Miles & Elizabeth Shorey. 

Aug. 2,1772 William son of Hawley & Hannah Applebey. 

Aug. 2, 1772 Joseph Mardon son of Tristram & Martha Fall. 

Aug. 11, 1772 Joseph son of John & Elizabeth Pierce. 

Aug. 9, 1772 Benjamin son of John & Olive Horsum. 

Sept. 27, 1772 Nathaniel son of Nathaniel & Hannah Gubtail. 

Nov. 8, 1772 James son of John & Mary Woodsum. 

Nov. 22, 1772 Nathaniel son of Samuel & Peggey Hooper. 

Jan. 9, 1773 Jacob son of Elijah & Abigail Goodwin. 

Mar. 22, 1773 Jonathan son of Daniel & Lydia Nock. 

Mar. 22, 1773 Joshua son of Daniel & Lydia Nock. 

Mar. 22, 1773 Richard son of Daniel & Lydia Nock. 

Apr. 6, 1773 Moses son of Thomas & Mehitable Goodwin. 

Apr. 6, 1773 Thomas son of Thomas & Mehitable Goodwin. 

Apr. 25, 1773 Abraham son of Elisha & Sarah Lord. 

May 11,1773 Moses Remmick son of John & Sarah Wooster of Lebanon. 

June 2, 1773 Ichabod son of Thomas & Margaret Hodsdon. 

June 10, 1773 Gideon son of Noah & Margaret Ricker. 

June 24, 1773 Wentworth son of Jabez & Mary Ricker. 

June 24, 1773 Joseph son of Jabez and Mary Ricker. 

July 6, 1773 Thomas Downs, Jr., adult, after making profession of his 

faith. 

Aug. 10, 1773 Joseph son of Joseph & Mary Hodsdon. 

Aug. 10,1 773 Jedediah son of Jedediah & Mary Guttridge, offered by her. 

Feb. 6, 1774 Abraham son of Elisha & Joanna Andrews. 

Feb. 20, 1774 James son of Daniel & Lois Libbey. 

Mch. 27, 1774 Edmund son of Joshua & Sarah Pray. 

June 26, 1774 Levi son of John & Abigail Stone. 

June 26, 1774 Josiah son of Josiah & Eunice Staple. 

June 29,1774 Stephen son of Stephen and Sarah Perkins of Massabesick. 

July 5, 1774 John son of Samuel & Hannah Hanscom. 

July 5, 1774 Jotham son of Joshua & Anna Bracket. 

July 17, 1774 Samuel son of Hawley & Hannah Applebey. 

Sept. 4, 1774 Ichabod son of Moses & Kezia Butler. 



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4 


, 1774 


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27 


, 1774 


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3 


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11 


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29 


, 1775 


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5 


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13 


1776 


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11 


, 1776 


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23 


1776 


June 


23 


1776 


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23 


1776 


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4 


1776 


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22 


1776 


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1 


1776 


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6 


1776 


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10 


1776 


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6 


1777 


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9 


, 1777 


Aug. 


13 


1777 


Aug. 


13 


1777 


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24 


1777 


Aug. 


31 


1777 


Nov. 


7 


1777 


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21 


1778 


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17 


1779 


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1 


1779 


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2 


, 1779 


June 


2 


1779 


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6 


1779 


July 


6 


1779 


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6 


1779 


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6, 


1779 


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15 


1779 


Sept. 


16 


1779 


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16 


1779 


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28 


1779 


Sept. 


28 


1779 


Nov. 


7 


1779 


Dec. 


25 


1779 


Dec. 


28 


1779 


Feb. 


20 


1780 


Apr. 


12 


, 1780 


June 


6 


1780 


July 


12 


1780 


July 


16 


1780 


Sept. 


6 


17S0 


Sept. 


6 


1780 


Sept. 


6 


1780 


Sept. 


6 


1780 


Sept. 


6, 


1780 


Oct. 


10 


1780 


Nov. 


8 


1780 


Jan. 


19, 


1781 



David son of Thomas & Margaret Hodsdon. ■ 

Benjamin son of William & Sarah Goodwin. 

Ebenezer son of Tristram & Martha Fall. 

Jotham son of Eliphalet & Lydia Randall. 

Jeremiah son of Elisha & Sarah Lord. 

Daniel son of Joseph & Sarah Fogg. 

James son of Jonathan & Mercy Clark. 

John son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Libbey. 

Tappin son of Thomas & Mary Heard. 

Jacob son of Philip & Dorcas Yeaton. 

John son of Josiah & Eunice Staple. 

John son of Matthew & Elizabeth Merriam. 

Phineas son of John & Abigail Stone. 

Reuben son of Thomas Goodwin, offered by Benj. Lord 

and his wife. 
Ebenezer son of Ebenezer & Sarah Tebbetts. 
Nathaniel son of John & Jane Brock. 
Simon son of James & Anna Fogg. 
Joseph son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Libbey. 
Andrew son of Richard & Experience Yeaton, offered by 

her. 
Philip son of Richard & Experience Yeaton. 
Charles son of Elijah & Abigail Goodwin. 
Elijah son of Elijah & Joanna Andrew. 
Levi son of Miles & Elizabeth Shorey. 
Benjamin son of Benjamin & Bettey Libbey. 
Samuel son of Benjamin & Mary Barrows. 
James son of Thomas & Margaret Hodsdon. 
Benjamin son of Moses & Kezia Butler. 
Nathan son of Moses & Kezia Butler. 
Wentworth son of John & Jane Brock. 
John son of Johnson & Sarah Neal, offered by her. 
Jacob son of Samuel & Peggy Hooper. 
Ephraim son of Thomas & Mehitable Goodwin. 
Aaron son of Aaron & Mary Roberts. 
Moses son of Moses & Dorcas Hodsdon. 
Ebenezer son of Moses & Dorcas Hodsdon. 
James son of Shippey & Lydia Goodwin. 
Ichabod son of Shippey <fe Lydia Goodwin. 
Nathaniel son of Joshua & Sarah Pray. 
Thomas son of Elisha & Sarah Lord. 
James son of Nathaniel & Hannah Gubtail. 
James son of Josiah & Eunice Staple. 
Elisha son of Pearl & Lydia Brown. 
George son of Hawley & Hannah Applebee. 
Thomas son of John & Anna Chase. 
Joseph Chick, adult, bpt. after professing his faith. 
Benjamin son of Jonathan & Mary Keen. 
Jonathan son of Jonathan & Mary Keen. 
Aaron son of Jonathan (fe^Mary Keen. 
Ephraim son of Jonathan & Mary Keen. 
Joseph son of Jonathan & Mary Keen. 
John son of Benjamin & Lydia Adams. 
Humphrey son of Humphrey & Olive Lord. 
Obadiah son of Moses & Elizabeth Tebbetts, offered by 

her. 



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Jan. 


19, 


1781 


Jan. 


19, 


1781 


Mar. 


20, 


1781 


Mar. 


21, 


1781 


Apr. 


17, 


1781 


Apr. 


17, 


1781 


Apr. 


17, 


1781 


May- 


10, 


1781 


May 


10, 


1781 


May 


22, 


1781 


May 


22, 


1781 


June 


1, 


1781 


June 


1, 


1781 


June 


1, 


1781 


July 


18, 


1781 


July 


22, 


1781 


July 


29, 


1781 


Sept. 


12, 


1781 


Sept. 


23, 


1781 


Sept. 


23, 


1781 


June 


25, 


1782 


June 


26, 


1782 


June 


26, 


1782 


June 


26, 


1782 


July 


2, 


1782 


July 


2, 


1782 


July 


2, 


1782 


July 


2, 


1782 


July 


2, 


1782 


July 


2, 


1782 


July 


2, 


1782 


Aug. 


22, 


1782 


Aug. 


22, 


1782 


Aug. 


22, 


1782 


Sept. 


3, 


1782 


Sept. 


20, 


1782 


Sept. 


20, 


1782 


Sept. 


20, 


1782 


Oct. 


23, 


1782 


Oct. 


23, 


1782 


Oct. 


23, 


1782 


Oct. 


23, 


1782 


Oct. 


23, 


1782 


Oct. 


23, 


1782 


March 11, 


1783 


Sept. 


16, 


1783 


Mch. 


28, 


1784 


Apr. 


30, 


1784 


Apr. 


30, 


1784 


May 


9, 


1784 


May 


16, 


1784 


May 


18, 


1784 



Moses son of Moses and Elizabeth Tebbetts, offered by 

her. 
Jonathan son of Moses & Elizabeth Tebbetts, offered by 

her. 
Eliphalet son of John & Joanna Randall. 
William son of Aaron <fe Mary Roberts. 
Daniel son of Humphrey & Elizabeth Chadbourne. 
Humphrey son of Humphrey & Elizabeth Chadbourne. 
Reuben son of Humphrey & Elizabeth Chadbourne. 
Edmund son of Charles & Rachel Stacpole, offered by her. 
William son of Charles <fe Rachel Stacpole, offered by her. 
Nathan son of Joseph & Lydia Chick. 
James son of Joseph & Lydia Chick. 
Simon son of Jonathan & Joanna Ross. 
Noah son of Jonathan & Joanna Ross. 
Hugh son of Jonathan & Joanna Ross. 
Joshua son of Charles & Rachel Stacpole, offered by her. 
Matthew Thacher son of Matthew <fc Elizabeth Merriam. 
Thomas son of Elisha & Sarah .Lord. 
Gideon son of Thomas & Mehitable Goodwin. 
William son of Nathaniel & Hannah Gubtail. 
James son of Joseph & Sarah Fogg. 
Humphrey son of Paul & Joanna Chadbourne, offered by 

Elder Humphrey Chadbourne, he having the care of his 

education. 
Mark son of Nathaniel & Mary Fernald. 
Elijah son of Joseph & Mary Hodsdon. 
Jonathan son of Jonathan & Joanna Ross. 
Ezekiel son of George & Margaret Worster. 
Mark son of George & Margaret Worster. 
Thomas son of George & Margaret Worster. 
Lemuel son of George <fc Margaret Worster. 
Alexander son of George & Margaret Worster. 
Joshua son of George <fc Margaret Worster. 
Josiah son of Paul & Lydia Brown. 
Benjamin son of Daniel & Mary Bracket. 
Thomas Goodwin son of Jonathan & Mary Keen. 
Thomas son of Thomas <fc Mary Heard. 

Richard son of Richard <fe Staple. 

Aaron son of Aaron & Mary Chick. 
William son of Aaron & Mary Chick. 
Moses son of Aaron & Mary Chick. 
John son of Joshua & Judith Grant. 
Joshua son of Joshua & Judith Grant. 
Jonathan son of Joshua & Judith Grant. 
Peter, son of Joshua & Judith Grant. 
David son of Joshua & Judith Grant. 
William son of William & Dorcas Gubtail. 
Levi son of James & Anna Fogg. 
Joseph son of Jonathan & Joanna Ross. 
John son of Daniel & Elizabeth Emery. 
Isaac son of Moses & Dorcas Hodsdon. 
Nathan son of Moses & Dorcas Hodsdon. 
Abraham son of John & Jane Brock. 
Isaac son of Joseph & Sarah Fogg. 
James son of William & Dorcas Gubtail. 



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[July 



May 


18 


, 1784 


June 


3 


, 1784 


June 


3 


, 1784 


June 


15 


, 1784 


Oct. 


7 


, 1784 


Apr. 


20 


, 1785 


Apr. 


20 


, 1785 


June 


5 


, 1785 


July 


14 


, 1785 


July 


14 


, 1785 


July 


14 


, 1785 


July 


14 


1785 


July 


14 


1785 


July 


20 


, 1785 


Oct. 


13 


, 1785 


Oct. 


13 


, 1785 


Dec. 


12, 


1785 


Mar. 


15 


1786 


July 


5 


,1786 


July 


5 


, 1786 


Aug. 


30 


1786 


Sept. 


15 


, 1786 


Sept. 


15 


1786 


Sept. 


15 


, 1786 


Sept. 


18 


1786 


Sept. 


18 


1786 


Oct. 


26 


1786 


May 


26 


, 1787 


Sept. 


13 


1787 


Sept. 


13, 


1787 


Sept. 


13, 


1787 


Nov. 


25, 


1787 


Dec. 


21, 


1787 


July 


20 


1788 


Aug. 


30 


1789 


Sept. 


10, 


1789 


June 


24 


1790 


July 


23 


1790 


July 


23, 


1790 


July 


23, 


1790 


July 


23, 


1790 


July 


23, 


1790 


July 


23, 


1790 


July 


23, 


1790 


July 


23, 


1790 


July 


23, 


1790 


July 


24, 


1790 


July 


24, 


1790 


July 


24, 


1790 


Aug. 


2 


1790 


Sept. 


3, 


1790 


June 


9, 


1791 


June 


14, 


1791 


June 


14, 


1791 


Sept. 


9, 


1791 



William son of Moses & Sarah Gubtail. 

David son of Richard & Hannah Whidden. 

John son of Richard & Hannah Whidden. 

John son of Josiah & Eunice Staple. 

James son of Ebenezer & Sarah Tebbetts. 

John son of Aaron & Mary Chick. 

Simon son of John & Elizabeth Frost. 

Joseph son of Hawley & Hannah Applebey. 

Charles son of Joseph & Mary Hodsdon. 

Benjamin son of Benjamin & Mary Gubtail, offered by her. 

Moses, son of Benjamin & Mary Gubtail. 

Peter son of Benjamin & Mary Gubtail. 

Jeremiah son of Benjamin & Mary Gubtail. 

Thomas son of Thomas & Margaret Hodsdon. 

Isaac son of William & Elizabeth Frost. 

Jacob son of William & Elizabeth Frost. 

Charles son of Charles & Sarah Libbey, offered by her. 

Benjamin son of William & Dorcas Gubtail. 

George son of George & Margaret Wooster. 

John son of George & Margaret Wooster. 

Taylor Goodwin son of John & Molly Abbott. 

John son of Charles & Sarah Libbey. 

Jeremiah son of Charles & Sarah Libbey. 

Joshua son of Charles & Sarah Libbey. 

Joseph son of Joshua & Judith Grant. 

John son of Moses & Sarah Gubtail. 

William son of John & Mary Witherill. 

Simon son of Elijah & Eunice Goodwin. 

John son of John & Hannah Chase. 

Josiah son of John & Hannah Chase. 

Simon son of John & Hannah Chase. 

Nathaniel son of Elisha & Joanna Andrews. 

Elias son of Elias & Wood, offered by Daniel & 

Mary Wood, grandparents, taking him as their own. 
Peter son of Josiah & Eunice Staple. 
James son of Jonathan & Joanna Ross. 
Jacob son of Humphrey & Olive Lord. 

Usher son of William & Parsons of Sanford. 

Elijah son of Paul & Joanna Chadbourne. 
James son of Paul & Joanna Chadbourne. 
Elisha son of Simeon & Elizabeth Chadbourne. 
Simeon son of Simeon & Elizabeth Chadbourne. 
Larkin son of Jeremiah & Lucy Roberts. 
Nathaniel son of Jeremiah & Lucy Roberts. 
Reuben son of Reuben & Hannah Downs. 
Jacob son of Reuben & Hannah Downs. 
Ebenezer son of Reuben & Hannah Downs. 
John son of Thomas & Sarah Williams. 
Thomas son of Thomas & Sarah Williams. 
Moses son of Thomas & Sarah Williams. 
David son of Nathaniel & Hannah Gubtail. 
Mark son of John & Hannah Chase, offered by her. 
Israel son of Moses & Dorcas Hodsdon. 
Elijah son of Joshua & Judith Grant. 
Humphrey son of Joshua & Judith Grant. 
James son of Paul & Lydia Brown. 



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Sept. 


9, 


1791 


Oct. 


12, 


1791 


Oct. 


12, 


1791 


Oct. 


26, 


1791 


Feb. 


7, 


1792 


Feb. 


7, 


1792 


Feb. 


7, 


1792 


Feb. 


21, 


1792 


Feb. 


26, 


1792' 


Feb. 


26, 


1792 


Feb. 


27, 


1792 


Aug. 


7, 


1792 


Aug. 


7, 


1792 


Aug. 


7, 


1792 


Aug. 


7, 


1792 


Aug. 


19, 


1792 


Nov. 


20, 


1792 


Mch. 


30, 


1794 


June 


26, 


1795 


June 


26, 


1795 


Mch. 


14, 


1796 


Mch. 


14, 


1796 


Mch. 


14, 


1796 


Mch. 


14, 


1796 


Aug. 


26, 


1798 


Sept. 


5, 


1806 


Sept. 


17, 


1809 


Sept. 


17, 


1809 


May 


20, 


1810 


May 


20, 


1810 


May 


20, 


1810 


May 


20, 


1810 


May 


20, 


1810 


Nov. 


18, 


1815 


Nov. 


18, 


1815 


Nov. 


18, 


1815 


Nov. 


18, 


1815 


Apr. 


12, 


1818 


Apr. 


12, 


1818 


Apr. 


12, 


1818 


Apr. 


12, 


1818 


May 


17, 


1818 


Nov. 


1, 


1818 


Nov. 


8, 


1818 


July 


1, 


1822 


May 


3, 


1755 


May 


4, 


1755 



Charles son of Paul & Lydia Brown. 

Samuel son of Joseph & Remick of Shapleigh. 

James son of Joseph & Remick of Shapleigh. 

Hiram son of Joseph & Mary Pray, offered by her. 
Simeon son of Humphrey & Elizabeth Chadbourne. 
Levi son of Humphrey & Elizabeth Chadbourne. 
John son of Humphrey & Elizabeth Chadbourne. 
Jeremiah son of Benjamin & Mary Guptell. 
Johnson son of Nathaniel & Elleanor Libbey. 
Nathaniel son of Nathaniel & Elleanor Libbey. 
Joseph son of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Brown. 

Samuel son of Richard & Staple. 

Eliakim son of Richard & Staple. 

Peter son of Richard & Staple. 

Abraham son of John & Hannah Chase, offered by her. 

Stephen son of Jonathan & Joanna Ross. 

Christopher son of William & Sarah Staple, offered by her. 

Nathan son of Paul & Joanna Chadbourne of Cox-hall. 

Thomas son of John & Mary Witherill. 

James son of John & Mary Witherill. 

Gideon son of Gideon & Susanna Staple. 

William son of Gideon & Susanna Staple. 

George son of Gideon & Susanna Staple. 

Daniel son of Gideon & Susanna Staple. 

Timothy son of Joseph & Sarah Hilliard, offered by them. 

Samuel Langton son of Joseph & Sarah Hilliard, offered 

by them. 
Ebenezer Armstrong son of Ebenezer & Betsey Tebbetts, 

offered by grandmother Tebbetts. 
Calvin son of Ebenezer & Betsey Tebbetts, offered by 

them. 
Charles Tyler son of Joseph .& Katherine Savage, offered 

by her. 
William Henry son of Joseph & Katherine Savage, offered 

by her. 
Joseph son of Joseph & Katherine Savage, offered by her. 
Samuel son of Joseph & Katherine Savage, offered by her. 
Philip son of Joseph & Katherine Savage, offered by her. 
Ichabod son of Samuel & Ann Goodwin. 
Joseph Gerrish son of Samuel & Ann Goodwin. 
Samuel son of Samuel & Ann Goodwin. 
Daniel son of Samuel & Ann Goodwin. 
James son of Isaac & Hannah Merrow, offered by parents. 
Charles son of Isaac & Hannah Merrow, offered by parents. 
James son of Mark & Olive Libbey. 
Nathaniel son of Mark & Olive Libbey. 
William infant son of Joseph & Phoebe Fogg, offered by 

parents. 
James son of James & Joanna Woodsum, offered by 

parents. 
Micajah Currier, offered by his mother, Deborah Burleigh. 
James Frost, offered by his mother, Betsey Frost. 

Females. 

Jice dau. of Eleazer & Rachel Clark. 

Abigail dau. of Benjamin & Experience Hambleton. 



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Abigail dau. of John & Mary Woodsum. 
Mary dau. of Samuel & Lydia Cane. 
Mercy dau. of Jonathan & Sarah Jonson. 
Abigail dau. of John & Abigail Low. 
Dorcas dau. of Ephriam & Mary Low. 
Dorcas dau. of Paul & Sarah Stone. 
Meribah dau. of Landress & Amey Grant. 
Sarah dau. of Samuel & Mehitable Brackett. 
Mercy dau. of Ezekiel & Martha WentwortL. 
Suse dau. of Thomas & Jane Pike. 
Ann dau. of John & Elizabeth Smith. 
Sarah dau. of Joshua & Sarah Nason. 
Tamson dau. of Ichabod & Tamson Tibbetts. 
Mary dau. of Gabriel & Katherine Hambleton. 
Amey dau. of Isaac & Mary Brackett. 
Patience dau. of Gabriel & Sarah Hambleton. 
Mary dau. of Daniel & Abigail Lebbey. 
Sarah dau. of Daniel & Abigail Lebbey. 
Sarah dau. of Joshua & Tamson Hodsdon. 
Jinny dau. of James & Sarah Frost. 
Eunice dau. of Jonathan & Mary Clark. 
Mary dau. of Benjamin & Love Lord. 
30, 1756 Mary dau. of John & Sarah Murrey. 

Lydia dau. of Eliphalet Randall <fe Lydia. 
Sarah dau. of Eliphalet Randall & Lydia. 
Elizabeth dau. of Eliphalet Randall & Lydia. 
Joanna dau. of Thomas & Mary Gubtail. 
Eunice dau. of Rook & Mary Stelling. 
Sarah dau. of Patrick & Meriam Gowen. 
Sarah dau. of William & Sarah Goodwin. 
Ollive dau. of Joshua & Ollive Andross. 
Betty dau. of Trustham & Esther Heard. 
Abigail dau. of Skinner & Juda Stone. 

Sarah dau. of Henry & Hobbs. 

Elizabeth dau. of Joshua & Ruth Roberts. 
Mary dau. of Joshua & Annah Brackett. 
Abigail dau. of Joseph <fe Esther Stone. 
Ollive dau. of Benjamin & Elizabeth Gubtail. 
Hannah dau. of Thomas & Mary Shorey. 
Sarah dau. of Jonathan & Mary Been. 
Martha dau. of Israel & Mary Hodsdon. 

Lucy dau. of Moses & Rickard. 

Lydia dau. of Elijah' & Abigail Goodwin. 
Lois dau. of John & Eunice Shackley. 
Sarah dau. of John & Mary Woodsum. 
Lydia dau. of Alexander &, Margarett Grant. 
Elizabeth dau. of Samuel & Mary Lord. 
Sarah dau. of Samuel & Mary Lord 
Patience dau. of James & Margery Brackett. 
Sarah dau. of John & Sarah Morse. 
Phebe dau. of Ebenezer & Phebe Tuttle. 
Abigail dau. of Thomas & Abigail Jelliason. 
Abigail dau. of Nicolas & Ruth Lord. 
Martha dau. of Israel & Mary Hodsdon. 
Abigail dau. of Charels & Kezia Grant. 
Mary dau. of Isaac & Mary Brackett. 



May 


18, 1755 


June 


10, 1755 


June 


10, 1755 


June 


10, 1755 


June 


10, 1755 


June 


16, 1755 


June 


22, 1755 


June 


29, 1755 


July 


14, 1755 


July 


27, 1755 


Aug. 


3, 1755 


Aug. 


3, 1755 


Sept. 


14, 1755 


Oct. 


12, 1755 


Nov. 


9, 1755 


Nov. 


26, 1755 


Nov. 


30, 1755 


Nov. 


30, 1755 


Jan. 


24, 1756 


Jan. 


24, 1756 


Mar. 


2, 1756 


Mar. 


2, 1756 


Mar. 


30, 1756 


Apr. 


15, 1756 


Apr. 


15, 1756 


Apr. 


15, 1756 


Apr. 


15, 1756 


Apr. 


25, 1756 


May 


16, 1756 


May 


27, 1756 


May 


30, 1756 


May 


30, 1756 


June 


4, 1756 


July 


25, 1756 


Aug. 


19, 1756 


Aug. 


29, 1756 


Sept. 


19, 1756 


Sept. 


19, 1756 


Oct. 


17, 1756 


Oct. 


31, 1756 


Oct. 


31, 1756 


Nov. 


7, 1756 


Jan. 


16, 1757 


Jan. 


24, 1757 


Feb. 


6, 1757 


Mar. 


25, 1757 


June 


16, 1757 


June 


16, 1787 


Aug. 


7, 1757 


Aug. 


14, 1757 


Aug. 


26, 1757 


Aug. 


26, 1757 


Sept. 


29, 1757 


Jan. 


15, 1758 


Feb. 


26, 1758 


Feb. 


26, 1758 



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Mar. 


5, 


1758 


June 


11, 


1758 


June 


18, 


1758 


June 


18, 


1758 


Sept. 


3, 


1758 


Nov. 


5, 


1758 


Jan. 


18, 


1759 


Jan. 


18, 


1759 


Feb. 


4, 


1759 


Feb. 


6, 


1759 


Feb. 


11, 


1759 


Mar. 


25, 


1759 


May 


13, 


1759 


Aug. 


23, 


1759 


Nov. 


8, 


1759 


Dec. 


2, 


1759 


Jan. 


6, 


1760 


Jan. 


20, 


1760 


Feb. 


28, 


1760 


Feb. 


28, 


1760 


Feb. 


28, 


1760 


Mar. 


14, 


1760 


Mar. 


16 


1760 


Apr. 


20 


1760 


May 


4 


1760 


May 


17, 


1760 


May 


25 


1760 


June 


4 


1760 


July 


13, 


1760 


July 


13 


1760 


July 


13, 


1760 


Sept. 


14, 


1760 


Jan. 


1 


, 1761 


Jan. 


11 


, 1761 


Mar. 


8 


, 1761 


Mar. 


8 


, 1761 


Mar. 


24 


, 1761 


Mar. 


17 


, 1761 


Apr. 


30 


, 1761 


May 


1 


, 1761 


May 


1 


, 1761 


May 


1 


, 1761 


May 


1 


, 1761 


May 


1 


, 1761 


May 


1 


, 1761 


May 


1 


, 1761 


May 


1 


, 1761 


May 


1 


, 1761 


May 


1 


, 1761 


Apr. 


26 


, 1761 


June 


9 


, 1761 


July 


5 


, 1761 


Aug. 


31 


, 1761 


Sept. 


13 


, 1761 


Sept. 


24 


, 1761 



Sarah dau. of Moses <fe Sarah Butler. 
Meriam dau. of John & Meriam Brackett. 
Mercy dau. of Jonathan & Mercey Clark. 
Ruth, dau. of Rook & Mary Stillings. 
Joanna dau. of Phillip & Dorcas Yeaton. 
Joanna dau. of John & Elizabeth Butler. 
Ruth dau. of Joshua & Ruth Roberts. 

Molley dau. of John & Hossum. 

Sarah dau. of John & Sarah Murrey. 
Amey dau. of Landress & Amey Grant. 
Sarah dau. of Daniel & Amey Sullivan. 
Annah dau. of Samuel & Mary Gubtail. 
Elizabeth dau. of William & Elizabeth Hooper. 

Joanna dau. of Samuel & Wentworth. 

Sarah dau. of William & Holmes. 

Elizabeth dau.of Samuel & Mehitable Brackett. 

Nancey dau. of Jacob & Hannar Shorey. 
Hannah dau. of Joshua &, Abigail Quint. 
Mary Childs, offered by Mary Penny, grandmother of the 

child. 
Allice dau. of Joseph & Mary Hodsdon. 
Patience dau. of Skinner & Juda Stone. 

Hepzibath dau. of Alexander & Grant. 

Lydia dau. of James & Margery Brackett. 
Mary dau. of John & Ruth Hardison. 
Sarah dau. of Shipway & Lydia Goodwin. 
Allice dau. of Nathaniel & Charity Hardison. 
Sarah dau. of William & Sarah Goodwin. 

Sarah dau. of Joseph & Knock. 

Shuah dau. of Joshua & Tamson Hodsdon. 
Martha dau. of Noah & Margarett Ricker. 
Elizabeth dau. of Joshua & Betty Ricker. 
Molley dau. of Stephen & Sarah Perkins. 

Dorcas dau. of John & Worster. 

Mary dau. of Joseph & Mary Hardison. 
Susanna dau. of John & Sarah Morse. 
Elizabeth dau. of John-& Abigail Scates. 
Hannah dau. of Israel & Mary Hodsdon. 
Martha dau. of Rooks &, Mary Stillings. 

Tabitha dau. of <fe Bennet. 

Lydia dau. of John <fe Priscilla Jones. 
Salle dau. of John & Priscilla Jones. 
Molley dau. of John & Priscilla Jones. 
Amey dau. of John & Priscilla Jones. 
Katey dau. of John <fe Priscilla Jones. 
Nabbey dau. of Ebenezer <fc Joanna Jones. 
Elizabeth dau. of James <fe Elizabeth Foy. 
Naomi dau. of James & Elizabeth Foy. 
Mary dau. of Joseph & Mary Knock. 
Dorcas dau. of Tristrum & Abigail Falle. 

Anna dau. of James & Fogg. 

Mary dau. of John & Ollive Knight. 
Charity dau. of Elijah & Abigail Goodwin. 

Mary dau. of William & Holmes. 

Debbey dau. of Eliphalet & Lydia Randall. 
Patience dau. of Benjamin <fe Austin. 



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Sept. 24, 1761 Abigail dau. of Nathaniel & Abigail Knock. 

Sept. 24, 1761 Anna dau. of Samuel & Mary Lord, offered by W m & Eliza- 
beth Hooper. 

Oct. 4, 1761 Lydia dau. of Shipway & Lj'dia Goodwin. 

Oct. 24, 1761 Hannah dau. of Tristrum & Esther Heard. 

Nov. 15, 1761 Elizabeth dau. of Samuel & Peggey Hooper. 

Jan. 17, 1762 Phanne dau. of John & Abigail Gubtail. 

Feb. 14, 1762 Elizabeth dau. of Phillip & Dorcas Yeaton. 

Mar. 14, 1762 Lydia dau. of Landress & Amey Grant. 

Mar. 14, 1762 Nabbey dau. of Joshua &-Bettey Ricker. 

Mar. 14, 1762 Sarah dau. of Nathaniel & Charity Hardison. 

Mar. 28, 1762 Molley dau. of William & Sarah Goodwin. 

May 19, 1762 Sarah dau. of Aaron & Elizabeth Chick. 

May 13, 1762 Jane dau. of James Key, offered by grandparents, John & 

Charity Keay. 

May 23, 1762 dau. of Joshua & Elizabeth Knock. 

May 30, 1762 Sarah dau. of Benjamin & Mary Barrows. 

June 5, 1762 Sarah dau. of Isaac & Mary Brackett. 

June 9, 1762 Abigail dau. of John & Miriam Brackett. 

June 9, 1762 Hannah dau. of Samuel & Hannah Hanscom. 

June 9, 1762 Katharine dau. of Samuel & Hannah Hanscom. 

July 11, 1762 Mary dau. of Samuel & Mehitable Brackett. 

Sept. 23, 1762 dau. of James & Abigail Clark. 

Nov. 11, 1762 Love dau. of Benjamin & Love Lord. 

Nov. 11, 1762 Briggett dau. of Benjamin & Love Lord. 

Nov. 11, 1762 Hannah dau. of Benjamin & Love Lord. 

Nov. 11, 1762 Martha dau. of & Frances Stevens. 

Nov. 11,1762 Patience dau. of & Downs, offered by grand- 
mother, Susanna Downs. 

Feb. 20, 1763 Lydia dau. of John & Abigail Scates. 

Mar. 19, 1763 Thankfull dau. of Benjamin & Elizabeth Libbey. 

Mar. 20, 1763 Patience dau. of Joseph & Mary Hardison. 

Apr. 10, 1763 Sarah dau. of Elisha & Sarah Lord. 

Apr. 24, 1763 Elizabeth dau. of William & Gerrish. 

May 8, 1763 Mary dau. of Ebenezer & Martha Lord. 

May 12, 1763 Rachel dau. of Alexander & Sarah Clark. 

July 17, 1763 Huldah dau. of Joseph <fe Mary Hodsdon. 

July 17, 1763 Lydia dau. of Jeremiah & Lydia Goodwin. 

Aug. 19, 1763 Mary dau. of Jacob & Hannah Shorey. 

Aug. 28, 1763 Anna dau. of Daniel & Abigail Libbey. 

Oct. 9, 1763 dau. of Benjamin & Martha Ashe. 

Oct. 15, 1763 Margery dau. of Israel & Mary Hodsdon. 

Jan. 12, 1764 Jemima dau. of Joshua & Ruth Roberts. 

Jan. 22, 1764 Kezia dau. of Shipway & Lydia Goodwin. 

Mar. 3, 1764 dau. of John & Mary Woodsum. 

Mar. 14, 1764 Anna dau. of John & Sarah Worster. 

Mar. 18, 1764 Mary dau. of John & Meriam Brackett. 

Mar. 29, 1764 Charity dau. of William & Elizabeth Hooper. 

Mar. 29, 1764 Joanna dau. of Jabez and Mary Ricker. 

Mar. 31, 1764 Mary dau. of Eliphalet & Lydia Randall. 

Mar. 31, 1764 Martha dau. of Eliphalet & Lydia Randall. 

Apr. 15, 1764 Ollive dau. of John & Ollive Hossum. 

May 6, 1764 Martha dau. of Landress & Amey Grant. 

July 18, 1764 Elizabeth dau. of Hawley & Applebey. 

July 18, 1764 Hannah dau. of Hawley & Applebey. 

July 18, 1764 Joanna dau. of Hawley & Applebey. 



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July 26, 1764 Sarah dau. of & Frances Stevens. 

Sept. 16, 1764 Experience dau. of Phillip & Dorcas Yeaton. 

Sept. 23, 1764 Molley dau. of John & Abigail Stone. 

Sept. 23, 1764 Sarah dau. of John & Abigail Stone. 

Dec. 9, 1764 Dorcas dau. of Israel & Mary Hodsdon. 

Dec. 16, 1764 Love dau. of Charles & Sarah Butler. 

Apr. 28, 1765 Mehitable dau. of John (deceased) & Sarah Morse. 

Apr. 28, 1765 Rachel dau. of John & Priscilla Jones. 

Apr. 28, 1765 Molley dau. of John & Abigail Scates. 

Apr. 28, 1765 Hannah dau. of Samuel & Peggey Hooper. 

Apr. 28, 1765 Anna dau. of Benjamin & Elizabeth Libbey, Jr. 

Apr. 28, 1765 Mary dau. of Thomas & Margaret Hodsdon. 

May 12, 1765 Molley dau. of Ichabod & Tamson Tebbetts. 

June 30, 1765 Sarah dau. of Joshua & Olive Andrews. 

June 30, 1765 Elizabeth dau. of James & Anna Fogg. 

Sept. 29, 1765 Lydia dau. of Daniel & Abigail Libbey. 

Oct. 3, 1765 Hannah dau. of Jacob & Hannah Shorey. 

Oct. 6, 1765 Allice dau. of John & Ruth Hardison. 

Oct. 6, 1765 Eunice dau. of Joseph & Mary Hardison. 

Nov. 24, 1765 Meribah dau. of Elijah & Abigail Goodwin. 

Dec. 1, 1765 Mary dau. of Hawley & Hannah Appleby. 

Dec. 11, 1765 Juda dau. of John & Olive Knight. 

Dec. 11, 1765 Hepzibah dau. of & Grant. 

Dec. 11, 1765 Mary dau. of Joseph & Mary Hodsdon. 

Dec. 25, 1765 Molly dau. of Joshua & Ruth Roberts. 

Dec. 29, 1765 Margaret dau. of Noah & Margaret Ricker. 

Mar. 9, 1766 Molly dau. of Shippyah & Lydia Goodwin. 

Apr. 20, 1766 Elizabeth dau. of John & Elizabeth Pierce. • 

June 22, 1766 Mary dau. of Phillip & Dorcas Yeaton. 

July 1, 1766 Lydia dau. of Alexander & Sarah Gerrish. 

July 20, 1766 Ollive dau. of Thomas & Jane Pike. 

July 27, 1766 Esther dau. of Tristrum & Esther Heard. 

Aug. 17, 1766 Dorcas dau. of William & Sarah Goodwin. 

Sept. 21, 1766 Mehitable dau. of Samuel & Mehitable Brackett. 

Oct. 12, 1766 Sarah dau. of & Sarah Neal. 

Oct. 12, 1766 Elizabeth dau. of Miles & Elizabeth Shorey. 

Oct. 26, 1766 Amey dau. of Landress & Amey Grant. 

Nov. 16, 1766 Elizabeth dau. of John & Mary Woodsum. 

Dec. 8, 1766 Mary dau. of Tristrum & Martha Fall. 

Feb. 9, 1767 Betty dau. of Thomas & Judith Downs. 

Feb. 9, 1767 Lydia dau. of Benjamin & Mary Horsum. 

Feb. 9, 1767 Elizabeth dau. of Benjamin & Mary Barrows. 

Feb. 23, 1767 Bettey dau. of Benjamin & Elizabeth Libbey. 

Mar. 15, 1767 Lydia dau. of James & Margery Brackett. 

May 14, 1767 Sarah dau. of William & Elizabeth Hooper. 

May 14, 1767 Martha dau. of William & Elizabeth Hooper. 

May 14, 1767 Lydia dau. of Samuel (deceased) & Lois Wentworth. 

May 14, 1767 Lydia dau. of John & Sarah Wooster. 

June 22, 1767 Martha dau. of John & Abbott. 

July 19, 1767 Mary, dau. of Thomas & Bridggett Butler. 

July 19, 1767 Bridgett dau. of Thomas & Bridggett Butler. 

Dec. 17, 1767 Esther dau. of Stephen & Sarah Perkins. 

Jan. 12, 1768 Kezia dau. of Daniel & Abigail Libbey. 

Mar. 30, 1768 Sarah dau. of Rook & Mary Stillings. 

May 15, 1768 Susanna dau. of John & Meriam Brackett. 

July 3, 1768 Allice dau. of John & Abigail Stone. 

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Dorcas dau. of Phillip & Dorcas Yeaton. 

Mary dau. of Noah & Margarett Ricker. 

Martha dau. of Elijah & Abigail Goodwin. 

Margery dau. of Israel & Mary Hodsdon. 

Sarah dau. of Israel & Mary Hodsdon. 

Abigail dau. of Charles & Sarah Butler. 

Sarah dau. of Thomas & Margaret Hodsdon. 

Nabby dau of John & Abigail Scates. 

Mary, dau. of Josiah & Eunice Staples. 

Martha dau. of Hawley & Hannah Appleby. 

Meriam dau. of Stephen & Alice Libbey. 

Lydia dau. of Joseph & Mary Hardison. 

Priscilla dau. of John & Priscilla Jones. 

Anna dau. of John & Priscilla Jones. 

Hannah dau. of Sarah Neal (wife of Johnson Neal). 

Sarah, dau. of Landress & Amey Grant. 

Elizabeth dau. of John & Molly Abbott. 

Mary dau. of Ebenezer & Martha Lord. 

Tirzah dau. of Ebenezer & Martha Lord. 

Betty dau. of Stephen & Sarah Perkins. 

Elizabeth dau. of Matthew & Elizabeth Merriam. 

Experience dau. of Benjamin & Elizabeth Libbey. 

Elizabeth dau. of Rook & Mary Stillings. 

Phebe, dau. of Thomas & Heard. 

Martha dau. of Elisha & Sarah Lord. 
Sarah dau. of Miles & Elizabeth Shor.ey. 
Hannah dau. of Joshua & Anna Bracket. 
Experience dau. of Elisha & Joanna Andrews. 
Mary dau. of Elisha & Joanna Andrews. 
Mary dau. of Stephen & Allice Libbey. 
Allice dau. of Stephen & Allice Libbey. 
Lydia dau. of John & Ollive Horsum. 
Meribah dau. of Joseph & Mary Hodsdon. 

Abigail dau. of James & McCarril. 

Mary dau. of Nathaniel & Hannah Gubtail. 

Molly dau. of John & Jane Brock. 

Amey Reed, adult, baptized after profession of faith. 

Molly dau. of James & Dorcas Frost, offered by Ichabod & 

Tamson Tebbetts, who took the child as their own. 
Abigail dau. of Josiah & Eunice Staples. 
Susanna dau. of James & Anna Fogg. 
Allice dau of John & Sarah Murray. 
Eunice dau. of William & Sarah Goodwin. 
Sarah dau. of John & Elizabeth Butler. 
Dorcas dau. of Hawley & Hannah Appleby. 
Mary dau. of Samuel & Hannah Hanscom. 
Elizabeth dau. of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Libbey. 
Molly dau. of Jonathan & Mercy Clark. 

Hannah dau. of Humphre}' & Spencer. 

Eunice, dau. of Josiah & Eunice Staples. 
Molly dau. of John & Molly Abbott. 
Dorcas dau. of John & Mary Woodsum. 
Abigail dau. of John & Abigail Stone. 
Nabby dau. of Joseph & Mary Hardison. 
Sarah dau. of Matthew & Elizabeth Merriam. 
Sarah dau. of Samuel & Judith Wooster. 



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Eunice dau. of Thomas & Mehitable Goodwin. 

Anna dau. of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Libbey. 

Anna dau. of Tristrum & Anna Heard, offered by Dea. 

Tristrum Heard and wife as their own. 
Sarah dau. of Benjamin & Betty Libbey. 
Mary dau. of John & Elizabeth Pierce. 

Ollive dau. of Moses & Butler. 

Joanna dau. of Ebenezer & Joanna Jones. 
Esther dau. of Ebenezer & Joanna Jones. 
Nabby dau. of Ebenezer & Joanna Jones. 

Rachel dau. of James & McCarrill. 

Sarah dau. of Phillip & Dorcas Yeaton. 

Elizabeth dau. of Ship way & Lydia Goodwin. 

Ollive dau. of Shipway & 'Lydia Goodwin. 

Sarah dau. of Daniel & Lydia Knock. 

Anna dau. of Benjamin & Mary Barrows. 

Molly dau. of James & Anna Fogg. 

Eunice dau. of Daniel & Lois Libbey. 

Molly dau. of Joshua & Betty Ricker of Massabesick. 

Sarah dau. of Joshua & Anna Brackett. 

Susey dau. of Nathaniel & Elizabeth Libbey. 

Experience dau. of John & Jane Brock. 

Patience dau. of Johnson & Sarah Neal, offered by her. 

Mary dau. of Benjamin & Mary Barrows. 

Mehitable dau. of Thomas & Mehitable Goodwin. 

Adah dau. of Samuel & Peggey Hooper. 

Huldah dau. of Eliphalet & Lydia Randall. 

Anna dau. of Miles & Elizabeth Shorey. 

Abray dau. of Thomas & Mary Heard. 

Molly dau. of Thomas & Mary Heard. 

Allice dau. of Joseph & Mary Hardison. 

Lydia dau. of Nathaniel & Hannah Giibtail. 

Mary dau. of Hawley & Hannah Appleby. 

Elizabeth dau. of Thomas & Margaret Hodsdon. 

Molly dau. of Ebenezer & Sarah Tebbetts. 

Sarah dau. of Ebenezer & Sarah Tebbetts. 

Molly dau. of James & McCarrill. 

Mercy dau. of John & Elizabeth Pearce. 

Martha dau. of Elisha & Sarah Lord. 

Mary dau. of Richard & Experience Yeaton, offered by her. 

Jenny dau. of Ebenezer & Jenny Lord, offered by her. ■ 

Sarah dau. of Ebenezer & Jenny Lord, offered by her. 

Purlina dau. of James & Tabitha Grant, offered by her. 

Molly dau. of Jabez & Mary Ricker. 

Anna dau. of Jabez & Mary Ricker. 

Abigail dau. of William & Sarah Goodwin. 

Margaret dau. of Benjamin & Betty Libbey. 

Sarah dau. of Ebenezer & Jenny Lord. 

Susy dau. of Samuel & Peggy Hooper. 

Jenny dau. of Joseph & Sarah Fogg. 

Elizabeth dau. of James & Anna Fogg. 

Sarah dau. of Moses & Dorcas Hodsdon. 

Martha dau. of Moses & Dorcas Hodsdon. 

Eunice dau. of Joseph & Mary Hodsdon. 

Martha dau. of Joseph & Mary Hodsdon. 

Dorcas dau. of Joseph & Mary Hodsdon. 



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Dec. 26, 1779 Betty dau. of Elisha & Joanna Andrews. 

April 12, 1780 Molly dau. of Paul & Lydia Brown. 

Apr. 18, 1780 Dorcas granddaughter of Benjamin & Love Lord, offered 

by them. 

May 10, 1780 Lydia dau. of John & Jerusha Hanscom. 

June 2, 1780 Sarah dau. of Jabez & Mary Ricker. 

June 4, 1780 Mercy Andrews, adult, baptized on profession of faith. 

July 16, 1780 Dorcas Miller, adult, baptized on profession of faith. 

Aug. 27, 1780 Susanna Hambleton, adult, baptized on profession of faith. 

Sept. 6, 1780 Elizabeth dau. of Jonathan & Mary Keen. 

Sept. 17, 1780 Sarah dau. of Benjamin & Mary Barrows. 

Oct. 8, 1780 Margaret dau. of Thomas & Margaret Hodsdon. 

Oct. 10, 1780 Mary dau. of Benjamin & Lydia Adams. 

Nov. 8, 1780 Ollive dau. of Humphrey & Oliive Lord. 

Nov. 8, 1780 Anna dau. of Humphrey & Ollive Lord. 

Nov. 8, 1780 Patience dau. of Humphrey & Ollive Lord. 

Dec. 10, 1780 Nancy dau. of James & Mary Randall. 

Jan. 19, 1781 Mercy dau. of Moses & Elizabeth Tebbetts, offered by her. 

Jan. 19, 1781 Deborah dau. of Moses & Elizabeth Tebbetts, offered by 

her. 

Feb. 13, 1781 Elizabeth dau. of John & Elizabeth Frost. 

Mar. 20, 1781 Betty dau. of John & Joanna Randall. 

• Mar. 20, 1781 Lydia dau. of John & Joanna Randall. 

Mar. 20, 1781 Molly dau. of John & Joanna Randall. 

Apr. 17, 1781 Elizabeth dau. of Humphrey & Elizabeth Chadbourne. 

Apr. 17, 1781 Mary, dau. of Humphrey & Elizabeth Chadbourne. 

Apr. 17. 1781 Katherine dau. of Humphrey & Elizabeth Chadbourne. 

Apr. 17, 1781 Abigail dau. of Humphrey & Elizabeth Chadbourne. 

May 10, 1781 Sarah dau. of Charles & Rachel Stacpole, offered by her. 

May 10, 1781 Sobriety dau. of Charles & Rachel Stacpole, offered by her. 

May 22, 1781 Mary dau. of Joseph & Lydia Chick. 

June 1,1781 Elizabeth dau. of Jonathan & Joanna Ross. 

June 10, 1781 Sarah Rowe, adult, baptized on profession of faith. 

July 18, 1781 Ruth dau. of Charles & Rachel Stacpole, offered by her. 

July 29, 1781 Elizabeth dau. of Jabez & Mary Ricker. 

Sept. 12, 1781 Patience dau. of Johnson & Sarah Neal, offered by her. 

Sept. 23, 1781 Elizabeth dau. of John & Jane Brock, offered by her. 

Oct. 25, 1781 Mercy Rust dau. of Nathaniel & Merriell Norton. 

Jan. 8, 1782 Amey Nock, adult, baptized on profession of faith. 

July 2, 1782 Bettey dau. of George & Margaret Worcester. • 

July 2, 1782 Molly dau. of Benjamin & Betty Libbey. 

Aug. 4, 1782 Sarah wife of Moses Gubtail, baptized on profession of 

faith. 

Aug. 16, 1782 Olive dau. of Moses & Sarah Gubtail, offered by her. 

Aug. 22, 1782 Susanna dau. of Daniel & Mary Brackett. 

Aug. 22, 1782 Molly dau. of Daniel & Mary Brackett. 

Aug. 22, 1782 Hannah dau. of Josiah & Eunice Staple. 

Aug. 28, 1782 Olive dau of Thomas & Margaret Hodsdon. 

Sept. 1, 1782 Mary wife of Benjamin Gubtail, baptized on profession. 

Sept. 20, 1782 Anna dau. of Aaron & Mary Chick. 

Sept. 20, 1782 Betty dau. of Aaron & Mary Chick. 

Sept. 20, 1782 Molley dau. of Aaron & Mary Chick. 

Sept. 20, 1782 Adah dau. of Aaron & Mary Chick. 

Sept. 20, 1782 Hannah dau. of Aaron & Mary Chick. 

Sept. 20, 1782 Elizabeth dau. of Benjamin & Lydia Adams. 

[To be concluded] 



1920] Genealogical Research in England 231 

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

[Continued from page 146] 

Gifford-Sargent 

Contributed by G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr., A.M., LL.B., of Newport, R. I., 
and communicated by the Committee on English Research 

It is not often that the Committee on English Research is able 
to present an ancestral line of a New England immigrant that 
reaches back into the early Middle Ages, and consequently it is 
with great pleasure that it communicates to the Register records 
proving the descent of Margaret Gifford, wife of Hugh Sargent 
of Courteenhall, co. Northampton, and grandmother of William 
Sargent, one of the early settlers of Maiden, Mass., from John 
Gifford le Boef of Twyford, co. Bucks, in 1277. The records will 
be followed by 'a pedigree, in which the facts derived from them 
and from various authorities will be set forth in the usual genealogi- 
cal form. 

From Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum and Inquisitions Post Mortem* 

Inquisition taken at Hertaye [?] by Faversham, co. Kent, 29 December, 
34 Edward III [1360]. The jurors say that it is not to the damage or prejudice 
of the King or others if the King grants to John Giffard permission to 
enfeoff Robert, parson of Somerton church, and Richard Mallet, chaplain, 
with 5 marks rent in Leisdon, they to grant the same" to Thomas, son of 
the said John, and Elizabeth de Musenden, and their issue, with remainder 
in default to the right heirs of John. The said rent is held of the King in 
chief by knight service, as parcel of the barony of Arsyk. No other lands, 
etc., remain to the said John in this county. 

Inquisition taken at Ixning, co. Suffolk, 20 December, 34 Edward III 
[1360]. It is likewise not to the prejudice, etc., if John Giffard, Chivaler, 
assign the manor of Ixning to the said feoffees to grant to the said Thomas 
and Elizabeth and their issue, etc., as above. John has no other lands, 
etc., in this county. 

Inquisition taken at Oxford, 23 December, 34 Edward III [1360]. It 
is likewise not to the prejudice, etc., if John Giffard assign to the same 
feoffees his manors of Somerton and Feringford, co. Oxon, with 30s. rent 
in Cogges, co. Oxon, to grant the same manors to the said John and Lucy 
his wife, for the term of their lives, with remainder to their son Thomas 
and his issue, and, in default, to the right heirs of John, and the rent to 
Thomas and Elizabeth de Mussendon and their issue, which otherwise ought 
to revert to John, eldest son of the said John, by which the King ought to 
have the relief as it falls due. John has no other lands, etc., in the said 
county. (Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, Chancery Series, file 336, no. 18.) 

Inquisition taken at Dadyngton, co. Oxford, 4 January, 41 Edward III 
[1367/8]. The jurors say it will not be to the damage or prejudice of the 
King if he grants to John Giffard permission to enfeoff Thomas Giffard 
and Margery his wife with 2 carucates of land in Feryngford and the moiety 
of the manor of Feringford and the advowson of that church, held of the 
King in chief, to hold to the said Thomas and Margery and their heirs. 

'Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 



232 Genealogical Research in England [July 

The said premises are held of the King in chief by the twelfth part of a 
knight's fee. The said John, beyond the premises so assigned, holds the 
moiety of the manor of Somerton and the advowson of that church of the 
King in chief, and the same are worth 22 marks a year. (lb., file 362, no. 4.) 

Inquisition taken at Banbury [co. Oxon] 1 1 March, 43 Edward III [1368/9]. 
The jurors say that John Giffard, the day he died, held nothing of the 
King in chief, but held the manor of Somerton and the advowson of the 
church of the said manor for the term of his life by feoffment of Robert, 
parson of Somerton church, and Richard Malet, chaplain, by homage of 
the King, with remainder to Thomas, son of the said John, and his issue. 
He also held a certain rent issuing from 5 messuages and 5 virgates of land 
in the vill of Bekebruk of Roger Cheyne by the service of a twentieth part 
of a knight's fee, with remainder to Thomas and his issue. He also held 
1 messuage, SO acres of arable land, 4J^ acres of meadow, and 30s. annual 
rent in Newinton Ewelme for life of Sir John de Seyton, Chivaler, in chief 
by knight service, with remainder to Thomas and his issue. 

The said John died on Sunday next after the Feast of the .Conversion of 
St. Paul,* 43 Edward III [1368/9], and Thomas is his son and heir, aged 
twenty-five years and more. (Inquisitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series, 
Edward III, file 209, no. 46; also in Exchequer Enrolments of Inquisitions, 
no. 148.) 

Inquisition taken at Ampthull, co. Beds, on Saturday next after All 
Saints,f 32 Edward III [1358]. The jurors say that it is not to the damage 
or prejudice of the King or others if the King grants to Master Edmund 
de Morteyn permission to assign 4 messuages, 105 acres of land, 12 acres 
of meadow, and lS^d. rent in Lytlington, co. Beds, to the Abbot and 
Convent of Berking, to them and their successors for ever, because the 
said premises are held of the said Abbot and Convent by service of 6s. 
103^d. a year, they holding the manor and lordship there of the King and 
pure and perpetual alms. The said messuages and lands are worth 64s. 
43-^d. a year. There remain to Edmund, beyond the said grant, at Merssh- 
ton, co. Beds, lands, etc., to the value of 100 marks a year, which he holds 
of the barony of Caynho by knight service. (Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum, 
Chancery Series, file 329, no. 2.) 

Inquisition taken in co. Beds 20 May, 40 Edward III [1366]. The jurors 
say that Sir John Morteyn, Chivaler, held the manor of Tillesworthe* 
of the King, the day he died, by knight service as of his honor of Peverell, 
and John Morteyn, Chivaler, is his son and next heir, and is aged twenty 
years and more; and he [John, the father] died 5 March, 36 Edward III 
[1361/2], and the said manor is worth yearly 20 marks. And that Edmund 
Morteyn, Clerk, died 14 June, 39 Edward III [1365], and held the manor 
of Mersston the day he died of Almaric de St. Amand, as of his barony of 
Caynho, by knight service. John, son of the said John, deceased, is next 
of kin and heir of Edmund, and the said manor is worth yearly £20. (In- 
quisitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series, Edward III, file 191, no. 54b.) 

Inquisition taken at Melchborne, co. Beds, on Saturday, on the Feast of 
the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 4 Richard II [7 July 1380]. 
The jurors say that Sir John Morteyn, Knight, the day he died, held of 
King Edward in chief the manor of Marston, as of the barony of Cainho, by 
the service of a knight's fee, and the same manor is worth £20. 

•The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul falls on 25 January. 
tThe Feast of All Saints falls on 1 November. 



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He died on Tuesday next before the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula * 47 
Edward III [1373]. 

He also held of the King in chief the manor of Tillesworth by service of 
a knight's fee, and.it is worth £10 a year. 

Sir Richard Chamberleyn, Knight, and Sir Thomas Gifford, Knight, 
are next of kin and heirs of the said John, Richard being son of Joan, 
sister of John (father of said John Morteyn), and aged sixty years and 
more, and Thomas being son of Lucy, sister of John (father of said 
John Morteyn), and aged thirty years and more, and they are next heirs of 
said John. 

Elizabeth, who was the wife of said John, has since- his death taken the 
profits of the said manors, by what title the jury know not.f (lb., Richard II, 
file 16, no. 39.) 

Inquisition taken at Preston by Faversham, co. Kent, Thursday next 
before the Feast of St. Edmund the King,J 18 Richard II [1394]. The 
jurors say that Sir Thomas Gyffard, Chivaler, deceased, was seised in 
his demesne, as of fee, of the moiety of a tenement called Jardynes in the 
vill of Leisdon in the Isle of Shepey, held of the King in chief by the service 
of an eighth part of a knight's fee, and the same is worth yearly 10s. 

The said Thomas died 25 September, last past [1394], and Roger Giffard 
is his son and heir, aged twenty-six years and more. 

Inquisition taken at Burcestre, co. Oxford, on Monday next before the 
Feast of St. Martin the Bishop, § 18 Richard II [1394]. The jurors say 
that Sir Thomas Gyffard, Knight, held of the King -in chief, the day he 
died, the moiety of the manor of Somerton by service of a moiety of a knight's 
fee, and [it] is worth yearly 20 marks. He also held of the King in chief 
the moiety of the manor of Firyngford, conjointly with his wife Sybil, now 
surviving, for their lives, by service of the moiety of a knight's fee, and the 
same is worth yearly 12 marks. He also held 4 messuages and 4 virgates of 
land in Bekbrok, conjointly with his wife Sybil, of Roger Cheyne, as of 
his manor of Kersyngton, by the service of the eighth part of a knight's 
fee, and the same are worth 5 marks yearly. He also held in like manner 
5 messuages and 5 virgates of land in Newenton Jewell of Sir John Seyton, 
Knight, as of his manor of Bereford St. Michael, and [they] are worth yearly 
7 marks. 

He died Wednesday before Michaelmas|| last past [1394], and Roger his 
son is his next heir, aged twenty-seven and more. (lb., Richard II, file 
83, no. 16.) 

Inquisition taken at Leisdon, co. Kent, on Thursday next after [illegible], 
10 Henry IV. f The jurors say that Roger "Giffard, Esq., held a marsh 
in Leisdon called Giffard's marsh by ward of the castle there, and the same 
is worth yearly 6s. 8d. 

Roger died [illegible], and Thomas is his son and next heir, aged one year 
and more.' 

Inquisition taken at Northampton on Saturday next before Michael- 
mas, |1 10 Henry IV [1409]. The jurors say that Roger Giffard, Esq., 
held, the day he died, in his demesne, as of fee tail, the manor of Helydon, 

•The Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula falls on 1 August. 

fAn inquisition post mortem of 5 Richard II [1381-2] on Elizabeth, wife of John Morteyn, 
formerly in Inquisitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series, Richard 11/ no. 87, has been mssing since 
1821. 

JThe Feast of St. Edmund the King falls on 20 November. 

§The Feast of St. Martin the Bishop falls on 11 November. 

|| Michaelmas, the Feast of the Archangel Michael, falls on 29 September. 

HThe tenth year of the reign of Henry IV began with 30 September 1408 and ended with 29 
September 1409. 



234 Genealogical Research in England [July 

co. Northants, by feoffment of Sir John de Seyton, Knight, and William 
Batesford, clerk, to the said Roger and Elizabeth, then his wife, and their 
issue, as appears by indenture. The said Roger and Elizabeth had issue 
Katherine, now surviving. And Elizabeth is dead. The same is held of 
the King in chief by knight service, and is worth yearly £10. 

Roger died 14 April last past [1409], and the said Katherine is heir to 
Roger and Elizabeth and is aged ten years and more. 

Inquisition taken at Somerton, co. Oxon, on Tuesday, on the Feast of 
St. Dionis, 11 Henry IV [9 October 1409]. The jurors say that Roger 
Giffard, the day he died, held in his demesne, as of fee, 1 cottage and 20 
acres of land in Cogges of the King in chief, by service of a hundredth 
part of a knight's fee, and the same is worth yearly 3s. 4d. He also held, 
conjointly with Isabel, his wife, now surviving, the manors of Bekbroke 
and Newynton by feoffment of William Stretle and William Kyng, chap- 
lains, to hold to said Roger and Isabel and their issue, failing which the 
same premises, with the manors of Twyford, co. Bucks, and Helydon, co. 
Northants, revert to the right heirs of Roger. 

Roger died on Sunday next after Easter last past [1409], and Thomas 
Giffard is his son and heir, aged one year and more. (lb., Henry IV, file 
71, no. 19.) 

Inquisition taken at Wodestoke, co. Oxford, on the Feast of St. Luke the 
Evangelist, 8 Henry VI [18 October 1429]. The jurors say that Sybil 
[Giffard], who was the wife of Thomas Giffard of Twyford, Knight, held 
no lands, etc., in her demesne as of fee, but that William de Hampton, parson 
of the church of Hynton, Richard de Cudlyngton, parson of Crowelton, 
William Gardyner, parson of Somerton, and John de Bedeford, clerk, were 
seised of the manor of Feringford and by letters patent, dated 6 July, 7 
Richard II [1383], had licence of the King to give the same to Sir Thomas 
Giffard, Knight, and Sybil, then his wife, for their lives, with remainder to 
Roger, son of the said Thomas, and Joan his wife, daughter of Baldwin de 
Bereford, Knight, and the issue of Roger and Joan, with contingent re- 
mainders, in default of such issue, to John, brother of Roger, and his issue, 
to their brothers Thomas and William and their issue, and to the right heirs 
of Sir Thomas. 

Afterwards Sir Thomas died, and Joan, wife of Roger, died without 
issue, and John, Thomas, and William, brothers of Roger, died without 
issue. Roger was also seised of the manor of Somerton, with the advowson 
of the same, and by licence in letters patent, dated 21 July, 19 Richard II 
[1395], sold the same to Sybil for life, with reversion to him and his heirs; 
and afterwards Roger married Isabel Stretele and had issue Thomas, now 
surviving. 

Roger died on the Sunday after Easter, 10 Henry IV [1409], and the said 
manor descends to Thomas, son of Roger, within age and in the custody 
of the King. 

Sybil died 26 February last past [1428/9], and the manor of Feringford 
ought to remain to Thomas, son of Roger, as next of kin of Sir Thomas. 

By letters patent, dated 1 October, 11 Henry IV [1409], the King granted 
to William Lord de Roos of Hamlak the custody of all lands, etc., which 
were the said Roger's, during the minority of Roger's heir, and he has the 
same until the full age of the said heir as well as the marriage of the said 
heir. 

The said manor of Feringford is held of the King in chief and is worth 
yearly 100s. The manor and advowson of Somerton are held of the King 
in chief, as of his castle of Dover, by fealty and ward of the Castle, and 
the same are worth £6. 4s. 

The said Thomas, son of Roger, is son and heir of Roger and is aged 



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twenty-one years and more. And a certain Eleanor is daughter and heir 
of Sybil and is aged twenty-three years and more. (lb, Henry VI, file 45, 
no. 36.) 

Proof of age of Thomas Giffard, son and heir of Roger and next of kin 
to Sir Thomas Giffard, Knight. 

Proof of age of said Thomas, son of Roger, son of Sir Thomas, taken at 
Byceter, co. Oxford, on Saturday, on the Morrow of Hilary, 8 Henry VI 
[14 January 1429/30]. 

John Cornewayll, aged sixty, says that Thomas was born at Feryngford, 
and was baptized in the church of that vill, and was aged twenty-one years 
on the Feast of St. Thomas the Martyr last past [29 December 1429] ; and 
he knows this, because he saw Sybil, who was the wife of Sir Roger [sic] 
Giffard, Knight, give the said Thomas a gilt cup when the said Thomas 
was baptized. 

John Togood, aged forty-four, says likewise, and remembers the same, 
because he was then in the service of Sir Thomas Giffard, Chivaler, and 
rode with him from the vill of Twyford to the church of Feryngford, where 
Thomas was baptized. 

[Ten others give evidence, all agreeing as to the date, but they add nothing 
further of interest.] (lb., Henry VI, file 46, no. 44.) 

Inquisition taken at Dadyngton, co. Oxford, on Friday next before the 
Feast of All Saints,* 9 Edward IV [1469]. The jurors say that Thomas 
Giffard, Esq., held no lands, etc., in his demesne of the King or others in 
the said county the day he died. 

He died 29 May last past [1469], and John Gifford, Esq., is his son and 
heir, aged* thirty r eight years and more. (lb., Edward IV, file 31, no. 15.) 

Inquisition taken at Thame [co. Oxon], 10 November, 3 Henry VIII 
[1511]. The jurors say that John [sic] Gifford was seised of 4 messuages 
and 7 virgates of land in Fryngford in his demesne as of fee, and, thus being 
seised, 24 November, 3 Henry VII [1487], by deed granted the same to 
himself and his wife Joan and his heirs. Thomas Fowler, Richard Danvers, 
William Danvers, and Richard More were seised of 4 messuages, 4 tofts, 
40 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture and 20s. *rent in 
Newenton Jewell and Begbroke, and on 26 November, 3 Henry VII [1487], 
granted the same to the said Thomas and Joan his wife and the heirs of 
Thomas. The said Thomas was seised of 3 messuages, 4 cottages, 100 acres 
of land, 50 acres of meadow, and 40 acres of pasture in Fryngford and 
Cogges and the moiety of the advowson of Fryngford church, and died 
seised thereof. 

The 4 messuages and 7 virgates in Fryngford are worth yearly 5 marks, 
the 3 messuages and advowson, etc., 64s., and the premises in Newenton 
Jewell and Begbroke £10. 

Thomas died 10 October last past [1511], and Thomas Gyfford is his 
son and heir, aged thirty years and more. Joan, wife of Thomas, deceased, 
survives him. (Inquisitions Post Mortem, Chancery Series 2, file 26, no. 24.) 

Inquisition taken at Buckingham, 22 November, 35 Henry VIII [1543]. 
The jurors say that Roger Gifford, Esq., held a tenement and lands in 
Padbury and bequeathed the same to Mary Gifford his wife. He also held 
a messuage and lands in Botyl-Cleydon. 

Roger died 23 January, 34 Henry VIII [1542/3], and John Giffard, Esq., 
is his son and heir, aged fifty years and more. (lb., vol. 69, no. 167.) 

Inquisition taken at Oxford, 7 April, 5 Edward VII [1551]. The jurors 

*The Feast of All Saints falls on 1 November. 



236 Genealogical Research in England [July 

say that Thomas Gyfford, Esq., before his death, was seised in his demesne, 
as of fee tail, of the moiety of a manor in Fryngford and of the advowson 
of that parish church and also of 7 messuages, 4 cottages, 500 acres of land, 
300 acres of pasture, 200 acres of meadow, 40 acres of wood, 300 acres of 
furze and heath, and 8s. free rent in Fryngford. He was likewise seised 
in fee tail, to him and his issue, of another manor in South Newenton als 
Newnton Juell, co. Oxon, and of and in 4 messuages, 100 acres of land, 60 
acres of pasture, 20 acres of meadow, and 6d. rent in Newnton; also of 
4 messuages, 140 acres of land, 100 acres of pasture, and 20 acres of meadow 
in Begbroke, co. Oxon, and in two separate closes in Cogges, containing 6 
acres in the tenure of Thomas Bowell. 

He died 25 November, 4 Edward VI [1550], and his lands, etc., ought and 
do descend to Ursula Waynman, wife of Thomas Waynman, Esq., only 
daughter of said Thomas Gifford, aged forty years and more. 

The moiety of the manor in Fryngford is held of the King in chief by 
the service of a knight's fee, and is worth yearly £12. Is. 8d. The manor, 
etc., in Newnton are worth yearly £5. 12s. 6d., the jurors do not know of 
whom held; the premises in Begbroke are held of Henry Duke of Suffolk 
by fealty and suit of court and an annual rent of 6d., and are worth yearly 
£4. 15s. Id. And the closes in Cogges are worth yearly 12s., of whom held 
the jurors know not. (lb., file 94, no. 44.) 

Inquisition taken at [torn] [co. Northampton], 8 April, 5 Elizabeth [1563]. 
The jurors say that Nicholas Gifford, Esq., was seised of the house and 
site of the late monastery of St. James by Northampton, now dissolved, and 
of wood called the Great Grove in a street called St. James in the parish of 
Duston by Northampton, and of the water mill and other places [names given] 
late belonging to the said monastery. He was also seised of an annual fair 
called St. James Fair, held in the Fayre yard in a Street called St. James 
End at the Abbey Street in Duston, all of which was granted to him and 
his heirs by letters patent dated 12 September, 37 Henry VIII [1545]. He 
was seised in tail male of 1 acre of meadow in Duston called the Nether- 
mede and of other lands [names given]. So being seised, on 16 May, 38 
Henry VIII [1546], he made his will, bequeathing a third part of his land 
to the King during the minority of his son and the other two parts to his 
wife Anne for her and her children. 

He died at Duston 19 May, 38 Henry VIII [1546]. Roger Gyfford is 
his son and heir, aged eighteen years, three months, a minor. 

Anne Gyfford, widow, has taken the profits of two-thirds of the lands, 
according to the said will. (lb., vol. 135, no. 50.) 

Inquisition taken at Northampton, 17 January, 34 Elizabeth [1591/2], 
before the King's escheator there. The jurors say that Roger Giffard, 
Gent., on the day of his death, was seised in his demesne as of fee of and in 
the whole house or site of the late monastery of St. James by Northampton, 
and of and in a grove of wood called the Great Grove, containing about 10 
acres, in a street called St. James End, in the parish of Duston, co. Northants, 
belonging to the said house or site, and also of and in lands and pastures 
called the Dovehouse Close, the Oxclesae alias the Moor, the Calves' 
Close, and the Gueldings' Close, containing about 19 acres, 1 rood, 6 perches, 
in Duston, and of and in a water mill, lands, ponds, etc., within the site of 
the said late monastery, and of and in 3 spinneys- of about 1 acre, 16 perches, 
in Duston, and of and in 38 acres of meadow in the Common Meadow of 
Duston and in the meadow called the Abbot's Meadow in Duston, and of 
and in divers lands, pastures, furze, and heath, about 152 acres lying sepa- 
rately in the common fields of Duston, and of and in a curtilage or close of 
land called the Fair Yard, and of a fair called St. James Fair, held every 



1920] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 237 

year in the said curtilage and in St. James End, ah Abbey Street, and in 
the King's ways and lands adjacent, that is, from the west corner of the 
great barn to a bridge called the Free Bridge in the parish of Duston, to- 
gether with the tolls, etc., of that fair and in the court of piepowder held 
yearly in the sd fair. He held 1 acre of meadow in the field called the 
Abbot's Meadow, in the parish of Duston, parcel of the possessions of the 
Master and Confraternity of the Hospital of St. John the Baptist in North- 
ampton, and 2 acres of land lying in the Netherfield and the Westolle 
Meade in the fields of Duston, late parcel of the possessions of Thomas Palmer, 
deceased, and 2 roods of meadow and 1 rood of land in the Westolle Meadow- 
in Duston Parish, and a parcel of land called Throughland, lying above 
Hills Furlong in the said Westolle. He held a cottage and vacant piece 
of land in St. James Street. 

The sd site and late possessions of the late monastery are held of the Queen 
in chief by the service of the fortieth part of a knight's fee, and are worth 
yearly £12. 7s. 4d. The acre of meadow in Abbot's Meadow is held of 
the Master and Confraternity of the said Hospital by fealty and the annual 
rent of 12d., and is worth yearly 4s. The 2 acres are held of Sir George 
Somerset, Knight, by fealty, and are worth yearly 12d. The 2 roods of 
meadow, 1 rood of land, and a parcel of land are held of Sir Geo. Somerset 
by fealty, and are worth yearly 14d. The cottage, etc., are held by Roger 
Carrell by fealty, and are worth 2s. 

They say that Roger Giffard died at St. James aforesaid on 20 October, 
33 Elizabeth [1591], and that Francis Giffard is his son and heir and at 
his father's death was aged twenty-three years and more. Annes Giffard, 
wife of the said Roger, survives and lives at Duston. (Esc, 34 Elizabeth, 
package 2, no. 70.) 

[To be continuedl 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By Henry Edwards Scott, A.B., Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 5 May 1920. A stated meeting of the Society was 
held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 P. M., President Baxter pre- 
siding. 

The minutes of the April meeting were approved, and the reports of the Cor- 
responding Secretary, Librarian, Historian, and Council were accepted, the 
Council reporting that since the April meeting members of the Society had been 
elected as follows: 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Members 

George Pope MacNichol of Toledo, Ohio 

Tracy Dows of Rhinebeck, N. Y. 

Anna Blake Shaw of New York City 

John I. Waterbury of Morristown, N. J. > 

Robert D. Douglas of West Orange, N. J. 

Mrs. William Luther Davis of Clifton, Ohio 

George Henry May of Lancaster, Mass. 

Le Roy Frost of Nyack, N. Y. 

Joseph S. Sylvester of Hanover, Mass. 

Robert Wilcox Sayles of Chestnut Hill, Mass. 

Chauncey Cushing Nash of Milton, Mass. 

William Starr Jackson of Buffalo, N. Y. 



238 Notes [July 

Mrs. George Marston Whitin of Whitinsville, Mass. 
Willard Pope of Detroit, Mich. 

Resident Members 
F. C. King of Big Creek, Cal. 
Margaret E. Whitechurch of Boston, Mass. 
William Harold Taylor of Concord, Mass. 
. Mrs. Rufus K. Noyes of Jamaica Plain, Mass. 
Asa Wilson Waters of Cambridge, Mass. 
Elizabeth Prentiss Fowle of Dorchester, Mass. 

The Council also reported the names of eighteen candidates for Pilgrim Ter- 
centenary Membership and seven candidates for Resident Membership, stating 
that action by the" Council on these names would be in order after they had been 
posted for thirty days, in accordance with the By-Laws. 

By direction of the Council the Recording Secretary then presented the follow- 
ing, which was unanimously adopted : 

Whereas, by the decease of Richard Henry Winslow Dwight, on the eleventh day of March 
1920, there exists a vacancy on the board of trustees of the Fund created under the provisions of 
the will of the late Frederic Kidder, for the benefit of the New England Historic Genealogical Soci- 
ety, therefore, on motion, it is 

Voted, That a petition be presented to the Honorable Probate Court, within and for the County 
of Middlesex, where the said will was adjudicated, and in whose registry it is on record, praying 
that the said Court will be pleased to appoint James Melville Hunnewell of Boston, a member of 
this Society, to fill the said vacancy. 

President Baxter then presented, as the speaker of the afternoon, John Albree 
of Boston, who, in an illustrated paper entitled A Woman who would not tell, gave 
an interesting account of Elizabeth Van Lew of Richmond, Va., known from her 
activities in the Civil War as "Grant's Spy." 

On motion a vote of thanks to the speaker was adopted, and at 3.50 P. M. the 
meeting was dissolved, the members of the Society and their guests proceeding 
to the adjoining tea room, where light refreshments were served under the aus- 
pices of the Committee on Papers and Essays. 



NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain, geneal- 
ogists and publishers have used the name of the Society in con- 
nection with their own enterprises, the Society again desires to 
state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this country 
or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any publications 
other than those that it issues over its own name at 9 Ashburton 
Place, Boston. 

Samson-Lawrence. — The following inscriptions are found in the Samson Bur- 
ial Ground, Brattleboro, Vt. 

Capt. Elisha Samson died Sept. 12, 1828, aged 76 years. 
Damaris his Wife died Feb. 21, 1838, aged 84 years. 
Elisha Samson died Nov. 15, 1821, aged 34. 
Catharine his Wife died Apr. 30, 1873, aged 87 years. 

The following records are found in the family Bible of the late Alvarus Law- 
rence of Bolton, Mass. 

Marriages 

Alvarus Lawrence Married to Delia M[aria] Samson* April 15th 1835. 
Alvarus Lawrence Married to Mary A[ugusta] Patch October 22th [sic] 1862. 

'Delia Maria Samson was daughter of Elisha and Catharine Samson and granddaughter of 
Capt. Elisha and Damaris Samson, whose gravestone inscriptions are given above. 



1920] Notes 239 

Births 

Alvarus Lawrence Born December 23th [sic] 1813. 

Delia M. Lawrence the wife of A Lawrence Born August 13th 1813 

Francis Lawrence Born February 24th 1836.* 

Elenor Maria Lawrence Born Febuary [sic] 5th 1838.* 

Henry Edwin Lawrence Born March 24th 1840.* 

Mary Louisa Lawrence Born May 20th 1841.* 

Roswell Njewton] Lawrence Born November 18, 1844.* 

Sarah J[ane] Lawrence Born May 19th 1847.* 

Deaths 

Francis Lawrence the Son of A. Lawrence Died March 26th 1858 Aged 22 

years 1 mo. 1 dy. 
Delia M. Lawrence the wife of A. Lawrence Died Feb. 13th 1861 Age 47 yrs. 

6 mos. 
Henry E[dwin] Lawrence Died [at Warner, 111.] March 11th 1864 Aged 23 

years 11 months 16 days 
Sarah J[ane] Jewett Died November 18th 1872 Aged 25 years 6 months. 
Elinor M[aria] Lawrence DeForest Died March 22nd 1911 Aged 73. 1 month 

17 days 
Millicent Lawrence the Mother of Alvarus Lawrence Died [at Bolton, Mass.] 

August the 19: 1849 Aged 72. 
Abijah Lawrence Died [at Bolton, Mass.] November the 28 1856 Aged 79. 
Alvarus Lawrence Died October 9th 1891 Aged 77 yrs 9 months 16 days 
Mary A[u]gusta Patch Lawrence Died Aug 26th 1904 Age 80. 

Maiden, Mass. George Walter Chamberlain. 



Percival. — The following records were found on the "Family Record" leaves 
of a New Testament published at "Sandbornton," N. H., by Charles Lane in 
1837. 

Births. 

Daniel Percival Chatham Connctticut 1770 Febuary 24 
Prudence Southmayd Campton N Hampshir Sept 27 1776 
Annis Perciva Campton N Hampshir Aug 26 1797 
Gorden Percival May 9 1800 Campton N Hampshr 
Daniel Percival Jr Campton N Hampshr Dec 24 1801 
John Percival First Campton N Hampshr January 26 1804 
Hannah Percival April 2 1806 Campton N Hamp 
Whitmore Perciva[iuorn] Campton N Hampshire May 4 1808 
Judith Percival Campton Newhampshr June 29 1810 
Jacob Percival Campton Newhampshir March 30 1813 
John Percival 2d Nov 28 1S21 Campton N Hampshir 

Marriages 

Daniel Percival and Prudence Southmayd Campton Newhampsh March 

1796 
Annis Percival and Asha Goodhue Campton Newhampshir Nov 9 1820 
Gorden Percival and Emeline Beale Bangor Maine January 19th 1830 
Hannah Percival and Edwin Alger Campton N Hampshir January 1826 
Jacob Percival and Susan Drew Thorntown New Hampshire July 30. 1843 

Deaths 

Judith Percival Campton Newhamps Sept 24 1813 Age 3 years 
John Percival 1st Aug 2d 1816 Age 12 yea Campton Newhamp 
Daniel Percival Jr Aug 23 1825 Age 24 years Campton Newhampshire 
Daniel Percival 1st died July 10. 1843 aged 73 years, four months and 14 

days 
John Percival 2d June lid [sic] 1851 Age twenty nine years and seven months 

and thirteen days 
Prudence Percival died August 21st 1858 Aged 81 years, 11 months, and 25 

days Hudson Maine 

•Child of Alvarus and Delia M. Lawrence, born at Bolton, Mass. 



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Annis Goodhu Percival [sic] died May 29th 1859. n Eaton Lower Canada 

Aged 61 years eight months and four days 
Hannah Alger Percival [sic] died March 16th 1873 in Eaton Lowr Canada 

Aged 66 year 11 month and 14 days 
Dover, N. H. Samuel Burnham Shackford. 



Historical Intelligence 

Heraldry. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society strongly recommends that all coats of arms which can be 

proved to be authentic be offered for record 
with this Society. The arrangements for the 
making and preservation of such records are 
complete, and the volume of recorded arms has 
been begun by the entry therein of a number of 
well-authenticated coats. Printed forms and 
directions for the making of applications may 
be obtained from the Committee, and all com- 
munications on this subject should be addressed 
to the Committee on Heraldry, New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ashburton 
. Place, Boston. 

Without taking any position with reference to 
the propriety of assuming arms, the Committee 
will be glad to examine arms or heraldic devices 
which any person or organization desires to as- 
sume, and give advice as to whether the same are heraldically correct or whether 
they violate a right of exclusive use heretofore acquired by others. 




Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised 
to furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Colby. — Anthony, born in England (perhaps at Beccles, co. Suffolk) circa 1580- 
1590, died at Amesbury (then a part of Salisbury), Mass., in 1661, by Roscoe E. 
Colby, 14 State Street, Lawrence, Mass. 

Wright. — Richard, born in London, England, in 1608, died at Plympton (then a 
part of Plymouth), Mass., 19 June 1691, by Eugene A. Wright, Plympton, Mass. 

Young. — William, of Boston, Mass., born about 1700, died at Hopkinton, Mass., 
by Mrs. Susa Young Gates, 29 Bishop's Building, Salt Lake City, Utah. 



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Avery genealogy. The Avery, Fairchild, and Park families of Massachusetts, 
Connecticut and Rhode Island, with a short narration of facts concerning Mr. 
Richard Warren, Mayflower passenger, and his family connections with Thomas 



1920] Recent Books 241 

Little. William Avery, 1650; Thomas Fairchild, 1638; Richard Park, 1635; 
Thomas Little, 1630; Richard Warren, 1620. Hartford, Conn., 1919. 18 + 151 
p. pi. por. 8° Address Samuel Putnam Avery, 61 Woodland St., Hartford, Conn. 

Bates genealogy, The Bates Bulletin. Index, vols. 1-5, second series, 1912- 
1917. Published by The Bates Association. [20] p. 4° Address Rev. Newton 
W. Bates, Burton, Ohio. 

Bates genealogy. The Bates Bulletin. Series 3, vol. 3, no. 1. October, 1919. 
p. 37-44, il. 8° 

Caudebec genealogy. Caudebec in America. A record of the descendants 
of Jacques Caudebec, 1700 to 1920. By William Louis Cuddeback, M. D. New 
York, Tobias Alexander] Wright, printer and publisher, 1919. 276 p. geneal. 
tab. map pi. por. 8° 

Gilman genealogy. A family history in letters and documents, 1667-1837, 
concerning the forefathers of Winthrop Sargent Gilman, and his wife, Abia Swift 
Lippincott. Edited with notes by their daughter, Mrs. Charles P. Noyes. Vol. 

1. St. Paul, Minn., privately printed, 1919. 11+352 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Gilman genealogy. A family history in letters and documents, 1667-1837, 
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Lippincott. Edited with notes by their daughter, Mrs. Charles P. Noyes. Vol. 

2. St. Paul, Minn., privately printed, 1919. 7+353—692 p. por. 8° 

Huffmaster genealogy. [Huffmaster genealogy.] Poetic productions of my 
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Sherman genealogy. Sherman genealogy, including families of Essex, Suffolk 
and Norfolk, England, some descendants of the immigrants Capt. John Sherman, 
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ants of Hon. Roger Sherman and Hon. Charles R. Sherman. By Thomas Town- 
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1920. 16+473 +[1] p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Wildes genealogy. The Wildes family of Burlington Co., New Jersey. By 
Charles Shepard. Albany, N. Y., 1920. Chart. 

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Wildes family will be greatly appreciated by the author. Wanted, especially, the ancestry of 
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Wis., published by the Wing Family of America, incorporated, 1918. 4° 

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Two Amherst Dickinsons. Rev. Austin Dickinson, A. M., Rev. Baxter Dickin- 
son, D. D. By Austin Baxter Keep. n. p. 1920. 8 p. por. 8° Reprinted 
from The Amherst Graduates Quarterly, no. 35, May, 1920. 

HISTORICAL 

(a) General 

Connecticut, register and manual. State of Connecticut. Register and man- 
ual, 1920. Prepared by the Secretary. Hartford, published by the State, 1920. 
668 p. map pi. 12° 

Illinois, history. The centennial history of Illinois, vol 5. The modern com- 
monwealth, 1893-1918. By Ernest Ludlow Bogart and John Mabry Mathews. 
Springfield, published by the Illinois Centennial Commission, 1920. 544 p. 
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Massachusetts, Court, General. General acts passed by the General Court 
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of the civil government, tables showing changes in the general statutes, etc., etc. 
Published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Boston, Wright & Potter 
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Massachusetts,, record commissioner. Thirty-second report of the commis- 
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Boston, Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1920. 8 p. 8° 

New England, turnpikes. The turnpikes of New England and evolution of 
the same through England, Virginia, and Maryland. By Frederic J[ames] Wood. 
Boston, Marshall Jones Co., 1919. 17+461 p. pi. map 4° Price $10 net. 

(b) Local 

Hartford, Conn., Aetna Insurance Company, history. One hundred years of 
fire insurance; being a history of the iEtna Insurance Company, Hartford, 
Conn., 1819-1919. By Henry R. Gall and William George Jordan. Hartford, 
Conn., published by the iEtna Insurance Company, 1919. 260 p. fcsm. pi. 
por. 8° 

Henniker, N. H., Congregational Church. 1769-1919. One hundred and 
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and 8th, 1919. Manchester, N. H., Williams Printing Co., n. d. 88 p. 8°. Price 
50 cents. Address the Clerk of the Congregational Church, Henniker, N. H. 

Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass., history. Additions and corrections for the 
old families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass., supplemental to those ending on 
page 1037, vol. 3. By David W[ebster] Hoyt. Providence, R. I., 1919. p. 1057- 
1097, 8°. Price $1.00. Address the author, 40 Humboldt Ave., Providence, 
R. I. Copies of vols. 1, 2, and 3 can still be obtained at the original prices, though 
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3, $5.00. 

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Mississippi Historical Society. Publications of the Mississippi Historical 
Society. Edited by Dunbar Rowland, LL. D., secretary. Centenary series, 
vol. 3. Jackson, Miss., printed for the Society, Hederman Bros., 1919. 278 +[1] 
p. map 8° 

Newport Historical Society Bulletin. Bulletin of the Newport Historical 
Society. Nos. 27, 28, 29, and 30. Newport, R. I., 1918, 1919. 8° 

Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Massachusetts. Massachu- 
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ancestral records. Proceedings of the Society and board of managers, charter, 
constitution and by-laws. Published by the Society, 1920. 191 +[1] p. pi. por. 
8° 

Western Reserve Historical Society. Publication no. 101. Collections. The 
Western Reserve Historical Society. Issued January, 1920. The Western 
Reserve and the Fugitive Slave Law, a prelude to the Civil War. By William C. 
Cochran, LL. D. Cleveland, Ohio, 1920. 235 p. por. 8° 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Time telling, history. Time telling through the ages. By Harry C. Brearley. 
New York, 1919, published by Doubleday, Page & Co., for Robert H. Ingersoll 
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THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



OCTOBER, 1920 



HON. SAMUEL ABBOTT GREEN, A.M., M.D., LL.D. 
By G. Andrews Moriartt, Jr., A. M., LL. B., of Newport, R. I. 

By the death of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green, which occurred in Bos- 
ton 5 December 1918, the New England Historic Genealogical Soci- 
ety lost its oldest active member, as indicated by duration of mem- 
bership, for he was elected a resident member of the Society 2 June 
1858 and was transferred to life membership in 1870. 

On both his father's and his mother's side Dr. Green descended 
from old Massachusetts stock. His immigrant ancestors of the 
Green family, Percival 1 and Ellen Green, came to New England in 
the Susan and Ellen in 1635, each aged thirty-two years, and settled 
at Cambridge. Their son, John 2 Green of Cambridge, who was 
born in June 1636 and died 3 March 1690/1, married Ruth, daughter 
of Edward Mitchelson, marshal general of the Colony, and suc- 
ceeded his father-in-law in this office. John Green's son, Rev. 
Joseph 3 Green, who was born 24 November 1675 and died 26 Novem- 
ber 1715, was graduated at Harvard in 1695, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Rev. Joseph Gerrish of Wenham, Mass., and was long 
settled over the church at Salem Village, now Dan vers, Mass. His 
son, Joseph, 4 who was born 12 December 1703 and died 1 July 1765, 
was a Boston merchant, resided on Hanover Street, and upheld the 
Colonists in their incipient disputes with the mother country. He 
married Anna, daughter of Joshua Peirce of Portsmouth, N. H. Their 
son, Joshua 5 Green, born 17 May 1731, was graduated at Harvard 
in 1749, and married Hannah, daughter of Ebenezer Storer. He, 
too, was a merchant, and in later life removed to Wendell, Mass., 
the home of his only son, where he died 25 July 1806. This only 
son, Joshua, 6 who was born in Boston 5 October 1764 and died at 
Wendell 16 June 1847, was graduated at Harvard in 1784, resided 
in Wendell, and was a judge of the County Court. His first wife 
was Mary, daughter of David Moseley of Westfield, Mass. Their 
son, Joshua 7 Green, was born at Wendell 8 October 1797, was grad- 
uated at Harvard in 1818, took the degree of Doctor of Medicine at 
Harvard in 1821, and settled in 1825 at Groton, Mass., where he had 
married, in 1824, Eliza Lawrence, daughter of Maj. Samuel and 
Susanna (Parker) of Groton. He was elected a corresponding mem- 
ber of the New England Historic Genealogical Society 11 July 1849, 

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and died at Morristown, N. J., at the home of his daughter, 5 June 
1875. In Groton, on 16 March 1830, Samuel Abbott 8 Green, fourth 
son of Dr. Joshua and Eliza (Lawrence), was born. 

His early boyhood was passed in his native town, for which he 
retained until his death a most devoted affection, showing con- 
stantly in a multitude of ways his love for the little New England 
hill town where he was accustomed to spend his summers. He 
became its faithful historian and a munificent benefactor of its 
institutions. He was prepared for college at the Lawrence Academy 
in Groton, entered Harvard in 1847, was graduated there with the 
Class of 1851, and received the degrees of Master of Arts and Doc- 
tor of Medicine from the same institution in 1854. He continued 
his professional studies in Paris, and, after spending four years 
abroad, began the practice of medicine in Boston. 

Already in May 1858 Dr. Green had become surgeon in the Sec- 
ond Regiment of the Massachusetts Militia, and at the commence- 
ment of the Civil War he was one of the first to offer his services in 
behalf of his country. On 25 May 1861 he was commissioned as- 
sistant surgeon of the First Massachusetts Volunteers. In Septem- 
ber of that year he was promoted to be surgeon of the Twenty- 
fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, and at intervals, up to Novem- 
ber 1864, he served on the staffs of Generals Stevenson, Foster, 
Hawley, Terry, and Kautz. At the time of the Burnside expedition 
against Roanoke Island he was in charge of the hospital ship Recruit, 
in the spring of 1863 he had charge of the hospital steamer Cosmo- 
politan, on the coast of South Carolina, and during the siege of Fort 
Wagner he was chief medical officer at Morris Island. In October 
1863 he was sent to Florida, and for six months was post surgeon at 
St. Augustine and Jacksonville. Later he was with General Butler 
at Bermuda Hundred. He was brevetted lieutenant colonel of Vol- 
unteers for gallant and distinguished services in the field during the 
campaign of 1864. From April to July 1865 he was acting staff 
surgeon at Richmond, Va., and on 8 July 1865 he resigned from the 
service. 

Upon the close of the War he returned to Boston and engaged once 
more in the practice of his profession, but public life had a great 
attraction for him and he gave prodigally of his time and energy in 
behalf of the public welfare. For seven years he was superintend- 
ent of the Boston Dispensary and for nine years a member of the Bos- 
ton School Committee. From 1868 to 1878 he was a trustee of the 
Boston Public Library, and served for one year as acting librarian. 
From 1871 to 1881 he was city physician, and in 1882 his splendid 
public spirit and ability were rewarded by his fellow citizens, who 
chose him mayor of Boston, at a time when such office was a cov- 
eted honor. From 1869 to 1880, and again from 1882 to 1900, he 
was an overseer of Harvard University. He also served on the 
State Board of Health, Lunacy, and Charity. In 1896 the Univer- 
sity of Nashville conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of 
Laws. 

Dr. Green never married. As a physician he was unwearied in his 
labor and in his devotion to his noble profession, and his keen love 



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of|human nature and his sympathy for all mankind brought him 
closely into touch with all sorts and conditions of people, who deeply 
interested him. With his broad sympathies and democratic tastes 
hef came to know all kinds of people, and his love for them was re- 
warded by their love for him. Indeed, the most characteristic 
things about Dr. Green were his wide sympathies, his broad vision, 
and his great fund of true kindness, which, although often hidden 
under a gruffness of manner, any reader of character could not fail 
to perceive and love. It was this human quality, this interest in all 
mankind, its struggles and aspirations, which made him truly ad- 
mired and beloved by all who understood him. 

Perhaps the most outstanding feature of his life was his love of 
early New England history and especially of his native town of Grot- 
on, the Colonial history of which was enriched by numerous histor- 
ical monographs from his pen, compiled with that painstaking accu- 
racy that denoted a labor of love. He was librarian of the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society from 1868 until his death, and his later 
years were given exclusively to his work there. During these years 
he was the principal figure at the Society's rooms, where he ruled 
as a beneficent despot, and his picturesque and kindly personality 
permeated the entire atmosphere of that institution. 

My personal acquaintance with Dr. Green dated from the last years 
of his life, when, after I had returned from a protracted stay abroad, 
our common interest in historical and genealogical matters drew us 
together. I discovered that in his youth Dr. Green had studied 
under my grandfather, the late Dr. John Moseley Moriarty, then 
port physician of Boston, and kindly recollections of my grand- 
father served me in good stead in winning my way into his good 
graces. I shall never forget going to call upon him at the building 
of the Massachusetts Historical Society one day in the early spring 
and finding him enthroned in state in his library. The Doctor's 
eyesight was somewhat impaired and he did not know me; conse- 
quently my reception was somewhat gruff and a little forbidding. 
Then suddenly he knew me. I shall never forget the change that 
passed over his face. It was like passing from an impending storm 
into full sunshine. "Come right here and sit down," he cried, and 
presently he had his whole staff running about to unearth his vari- 
ous monographs upon Groton, all of which he presented to me with 
his autograph, and we passed the entire afternoon delightfully dis- 
cussing the early Colonial days. This little incident, I have always 
felt, was typical of his character — the external gruffness towards 
strangers, the keen human sympathy underneath, and the quick 
response to one who understood him. He is gone; and I always 
like to remember him as he was that afternoon, ruling over his library 
with a firm but kindly hand, and with a heart glowing with fine 
humanities and vital human interest. 




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